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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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