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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] module: add syscall to load module from fd
On 09/06/2012 11:13 AM, Kees Cook wrote:
> Instead of (or in addition to) kernel module signing, being able to reason
> about the origin of a kernel module would be valuable in situations
> where an OS already trusts a specific file system, file, etc, due to
> things like security labels or an existing root of trust to a partition
> through things like dm-verity.
>
> This introduces a new syscall (currently only on x86), similar to
> init_module, that has only two arguments. The first argument is used as
> a file descriptor to the module and the second argument is a pointer to
> the NULL terminated string of module arguments.
>

Please use the standard naming convention, which is an f- prefix (i.e.
finit_module()).

-hpa

--
H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.



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