Re: How will LSM evolve?

From: Charles Levert (LMC) (Charles.Levertat_private)
Date: Mon Apr 08 2002 - 14:40:39 PDT

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    Crispin Cowan wrote:
    > Your question is well taken. We even had a long discussion on the 
    > question of keeping LSM hooks up to date WRT kernel evolution at the 
    > first LSM BoF last summer.
    I was at the BoF at USENIX/Sec last summer, although about one hour
    late from attending another presentation.  If this is the one, I must
    have missed that specific part.
    > WRT the "status of modules."  Linux has a long-standing policy that 
    > there is NO guarantee that modules will work across kernel versions. To 
    > keep your module working between (say) Linux 2.6.17 and 2.6.18, you may 
    > well have to hack the source to your module as well as re-compile.
     From your answer, as well as Chris', I deduce that, from a vendor's
    perspective, if you want to distribute a given kernel (standard or not),
    you must distribute everything else (modules) that corresponds to it.
    Makes sense.
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