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From: Paul Moore <>
To: Richard Guy Briggs <>
Cc: Eric Paris <>,
	Linux-Audit Mailing List <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] audit: document /proc/PID/loginuid
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 15:05:39 -0400
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 9:51 PM Richard Guy Briggs <> wrote:
> Describe the /proc/PID/loginuid interface in Documentation/ABI/stable that
> was added 2005-02-01 by commit 1e2d1492e178 ("[PATCH] audit: handle
> loginuid through proc")
> Signed-off-by: Richard Guy Briggs <>
> ---
>  Documentation/ABI/stable/procfs-audit_loginuid | 15 +++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)
>  create mode 100644 Documentation/ABI/stable/procfs-audit_loginuid
> diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/stable/procfs-audit_loginuid b/Documentation/ABI/stable/procfs-audit_loginuid
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..013bc1d74854
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/ABI/stable/procfs-audit_loginuid
> @@ -0,0 +1,15 @@
> +What:          Audit Login UID
> +Date:          2005-02-01
> +KernelVersion: 2.6.11-rc2 1e2d1492e178 ("[PATCH] audit: handle loginuid through proc")
> +Contact:
> +Format:                %u (u32)

Existing examples seem to just use the printf format specifier, e.g.
"%u", without the explicit type, e.g. "u32", which seems cleanest to
me.  I would suggest changing this to just "Format: %u" to better fit
existing convention.

> +Users:         auditd, libaudit, audit-testsuite, login

I didn't get an opportunity to reply to the previous thread before you
sent this, but I really don't like listing specific userspace
tools/libraries here.  I recognize that you like the specificity, but
I do not, and I fear that it will become invalid over time either due
to deprecation of old packages or omission of new ones; the fact that
we are just now adding an entry from 2005 shows how this area of
Documentation can often be neglected.

Please replace this with something like "audit and login applications"
or something similar.

paul moore

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-18  1:50 [PATCH v2 0/2] audit: add documentation for /proc/PID/stable interfaces Richard Guy Briggs
2021-03-18  1:50 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] audit: document /proc/PID/loginuid Richard Guy Briggs
2021-03-18 19:05   ` Paul Moore [this message]
2021-03-18  1:50 ` [PATCH v2 2/2] audit: document /proc/PID/sessionid Richard Guy Briggs
2021-03-18 19:06   ` Paul Moore

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