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SubjectRe: [PATCH ghak90 V6 00/10] audit: implement container identifier
On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:26:12 PM EDT Paul Moore wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 9:49 AM Paul Moore <> wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 7:38 AM Neil Horman <>
> > > On Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 11:39:07PM -0400, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> > > > Implement kernel audit container identifier.
> > >
> > > I'm sorry, I've lost track of this, where have we landed on it? Are we
> > > good for inclusion?
> >
> > I haven't finished going through this latest revision, but unless
> > Richard made any significant changes outside of the feedback from the
> > v5 patchset I'm guessing we are "close".
> >
> > Based on discussions Richard and I had some time ago, I have always
> > envisioned the plan as being get the kernel patchset, tests, docs
> > ready (which Richard has been doing) and then run the actual
> > implemented API by the userland container folks, e.g. cri-o/lxc/etc.,
> > to make sure the actual implementation is sane from their perspective.
> > They've already seen the design, so I'm not expecting any real
> > surprises here, but sometimes opinions change when they have actual
> > code in front of them to play with and review.
> >
> > Beyond that, while the cri-o/lxc/etc. folks are looking it over,
> > whatever additional testing we can do would be a big win. I'm
> > thinking I'll pull it into a separate branch in the audit tree
> > (audit/working-container ?) and include that in my secnext kernels
> > that I build/test on a regular basis; this is also a handy way to keep
> > it based against the current audit/next branch. If any changes are
> > needed Richard can either chose to base those changes on audit/next or
> > the separate audit container ID branch; that's up to him. I've done
> > this with other big changes in other trees, e.g. SELinux, and it has
> > worked well to get some extra testing in and keep the patchset "merge
> > ready" while others outside the subsystem look things over.
> I just sent my feedback on the v6 patchset, and it's small: basically
> three patches with "one-liner" changes needed.
> Richard, it's your call on how you want to proceed from here. You can
> post a v7 incorporating the feedback, or since the tweaks are so
> minor, you can post fixup patches; the former being more
> comprehensive, the later being quicker to review and digest.
> Regardless of that, while we are waiting on a prototype from the
> container folks, I think it would be good to pull this into a working
> branch in the audit repo (as mentioned above), unless you would prefer
> to keep it as a patchset on the mailing list?

Personally, I'd like to see this on a branch so that it's easier to build a
kernel locally for testing.


> If you want to go with
> the working branch approach, I'll keep the branch fresh and (re)based
> against audit/next and if we notice any problems you can just submit
> fixes against that branch (depending on the issue they can be fixup
> patches, or proper patches). My hope is that this will enable the
> process to move quicker as we get near the finish line.

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