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SubjectRe: [PATCH ghak81 RFC V1 4/5] audit: use inline function to set audit context
On 2018-05-09 12:07, Tobin C. Harding wrote:
> On Fri, May 04, 2018 at 04:54:37PM -0400, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> > Recognizing that the audit context is an internal audit value, use an
> > access function to set the audit context pointer for the task
> > rather than reaching directly into the task struct to set it.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@redhat.com>
> > ---
> > include/linux/audit.h | 8 ++++++++
> > kernel/auditsc.c | 6 +++---
> > kernel/fork.c | 2 +-
> > 3 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/audit.h b/include/linux/audit.h
> > index 93e4c61..dba0d45 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/audit.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/audit.h
> > @@ -235,6 +235,10 @@ extern void __audit_inode_child(struct inode *parent,
> > extern void __audit_seccomp(unsigned long syscall, long signr, int code);
> > extern void __audit_ptrace(struct task_struct *t);
> >
> > +static inline void audit_set_context(struct task_struct *task, struct audit_context *ctx)
> > +{
> > + task->audit_context = ctx;
> > +}
> > static inline struct audit_context *audit_context(struct task_struct *task)
> > {
> > return task->audit_context;
> > @@ -472,6 +476,10 @@ static inline bool audit_dummy_context(void)
> > {
> > return true;
> > }
> > +static inline void audit_set_context(struct task_struct *task, struct audit_context *ctx)
> > +{
> > + task->audit_context = ctx;
> > +}
>
> If audit_context is an internal audit value why do we set it when
> CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL is not set?

Agreed, that is unnecessary, but harmless since it won't be called, or
will be called with a value of NULL. That has been fixed in my dynamic
allocation patchset since not even the audit_task_info struct is
available to assign the value. It is now an empty function like the
rest.

> Tobin.

- RGB

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Sr. S/W Engineer, Kernel Security, Base Operating Systems
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