Re: [PATCH] remove sys_security

From: Mike Wray (mike_wrayat_private)
Date: Fri Oct 18 2002 - 07:00:24 PDT

  • Next message: Greg KH: "Re: [PATCH] remove sys_security"

    In our existing module, done as a kernel patch, we add a syscall which
    we use to control our security module. I was expecting to use the LSM
    syscall the same way. However, we only use the syscall for admin controls
    over our module - we don't have a whole collection of new syscalls
    like SELinux does. We're using LSM because that gets us out of patching
    the kernel, which is where we want to be. So if the security syscall does
    away we'll have to do it some other way. We'd probably use /proc.
    This wouldn't be a major issue for us.
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Greg KH 
      To: Crispin Cowan 
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig ; torvaldsat_private ; linux-kernelat_private ; linux-security-moduleat_private 
      Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 8:11 AM
      Subject: Re: [PATCH] remove sys_security
      On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 12:04:00AM -0700, Crispin Cowan wrote:
      > Why the fierce desire to remove something so cheap?
      Because it's so crappy :)
      And will not work properly on all architectures, which is one of the
      biggest reasons to get rid of it, IMHO.
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