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    SubjectRe: [RFC 0/5] [TALPA] Intro to a linux interface for on access scanning
    Greg KH wrote:
    > On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 11:01:59AM +0800, Cliffe wrote:
    >
    >> If we had stackable LSMs then the required functionality could simply be
    >> built into the LSM interface. Then the anti-malware would simply stack
    >> itself with other LSMs.
    >>
    >
    > Could it really? How would such an interface work?
    >
    > Remember, the big issue here isn't the kernel "hooks", but the fact that
    > a lot of people are yet to be convinced that something like this needs
    > to be within the kernel itself.
    >
    > Perhaps we should dig up the proposals for the filesystem-notify type
    > patches, something like that might be all the majority of the virus
    > people need, as they want to just scan things for Windows viruses, not
    > Linux ones, and to do so "lazily" might be sufficient.
    >
    From memory Dazuko is a LSM designed for this purpose, although it
    cannot be used on systems running other LSMs due to the lack of stacking
    support. It is used by a bunch of anti-malware programs including ClamAV
    and AVG.


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