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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/22] Introduce credential record

    --- David Howells <> wrote:

    > Casey Schaufler <> wrote:
    > > > One thing I'm not certain about is how this should interact with /proc,
    > > > which can display some of the stuff in the cred struct. I think it may
    > be
    > > > necessary to have a real cred pointer and an effective cred pointer, with
    > > > the contents of /proc coming from the real, but the effective governing
    > > > what actually goes on.
    > >
    > > I think you want the effective values to show up in /proc.
    > Perhaps - but bear in mind that in the override case they weren't set by the
    > process itself.

    They are nonetheless in effect and (heaven forbid) should they be
    abused you don't want to hide the facts from concerned observers.

    Casey Schaufler
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