Re: [PATCH] remove sys_security

From: Stephen Smalley (sdsat_private)
Date: Wed Oct 23 2002 - 09:51:08 PDT

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    On Wed, 23 Oct 2002, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > Why are you limited to a single fs?  xfs and jfs have xattr support
    > out of the box (in 2.4 only jfs is actually in the mainline tree, though)
    Most of our users (and we) happen to use ext[23], so there isn't any point
    in migrating SELinux to using EAs until EA implementations are merged into
    those filesystems.  Also, the EA API lacks support for creating files with
    specified security attributes (as opposed to creating and then calling
    setxattr to change the attributes, possibly after someone has already
    obtained access to the file), so it isn't ideal for our purposes anyway.
    Stephen D. Smalley, NAI Labs
    linux-security-module mailing list

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