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SubjectRe: [RESEND][RFC][PATCH 2/7] implementation of LSM hooks

--- Alan Cox <> wrote:

> ... A file name is a pretty
> meaningless object in Unixspace ...

Stephen is right that the inode is the object.
Crispin is right that people care about path names.

The linux-audit folks have been hashing this
about good and hard. It is true that both the
pathname /etc/shadow and the inode it represents
are interesting from various secuirty viewpoints.
If you insist on either being the definitive
security referent you will be wrong about half
the time.

Casey Schaufler
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