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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] support for duplicate measurement of integrity critical data
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Hi Tushar,

On Fri, 2021-01-29 at 16:45 -0800, Tushar Sugandhi wrote:
> IMA does not measure duplicate buffer data since TPM extend is a very
> expensive operation. However, in some cases for integrity critical
> data, the measurement of duplicate data is necessary to accurately
> determine the current state of the system. Eg, SELinux state changing
> from 'audit', to 'enforcing', and back to 'audit' again. In this
> example, currently, IMA will not measure the last state change to
> 'audit'. This limits the ability of attestation services to accurately
> determine the current state of the integrity critical data on the
> system.
>
> This series addresses this gap by providing the ability to measure
> duplicate entries for integrity critical data, driven by policy.

The same reason for re-measuring buffer data is equally applicable to
files. In both cases, the file or the buffer isn't re-measured if it
already exists in the htable. Please don't limit this patch set to
just buffer data.

thanks,

Mimi

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