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SubjectRe: [RESEND][RFC][PATCH 2/7] implementation of LSM hooks
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On Mon, 2006-04-17 at 13:03 -0400, Stephen Smalley wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-04-17 at 17:23 +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 12:06:53PM -0400, Stephen Smalley wrote:
> > > > I thought of this, see label_all_processes. Unfortunately I found no way of
> > > > actually doing this. I would need to iterate through the tasklist structure,
> > > > but the task_lock export is going to be removed from the kernel.
> > >
> > > So, if built-in isn't an option, propose an interface to the core
> > > security framework to allow security modules to perform such
> > > initialization without needing to directly touch the lock themselves
> >
> > NACK. The whole idea of loading security modules after bootup is flawed.
> > Any scheme that tries to enumerate process and other entinity after the
> > fact for access control purposes is fundamentally flawed. We're not going
> > to add helpers or exports for it, I'd rather remove the ability to build
> > lsm hook clients modular completely.
>
> Or, better, remove LSM itself ;)
>

at minimum I can see the point to make the lsm hooks compile directly to
the selinux functions in question when selinux is the security module of
choice; that'll save quite a bit of performance already


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