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From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To: Mark Salyzyn <>
	Miklos Szeredi <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ovl: filter of trusted xattr results in audit
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2019 18:48:28 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, Oct 07, 2019 at 09:42:08AM -0700, Mark Salyzyn wrote:
> <sigh>
> Now what is the playbook, we have three options in order of preference:
> 1) #ifdef MODULE use capable() to preserve API, add a short comment about
> the side effects if overlayfs is used as a module.
> 2) export has_capability_nodaudit (proc and oom_kill use it, and are both
> built-in only), but affect the 3.18 API at near EOL. AFAIK no one wants
> that?

I'll just do this.  3.18 is EOL, this is only being done for a
distro-specific tree (i.e. AOSP).

> 3) Do nothing more. Make this a distro concern only. Leave this posted as a
> back-port for the record, but never merged, for those that are _interested_
> and declare 3.18 stable as noisy for sepolicy and overlayfs under some usage
> patterns with few user space mitigation unless they explicitly take this
> back-port into their tree (eg: android common kernel) if used built-in. This
> way, in 3.18.y at least the module and built-in version behave the _same_ in
> stable.

I'll just add the export to the patch and check this into AOSP, thanks!

greg k-h

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-07 16:09 Mark Salyzyn
2019-10-07 16:16 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-07 16:17   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-07 16:40     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-07 16:43       ` Mark Salyzyn
2019-10-07 16:42     ` Mark Salyzyn
2019-10-07 16:48       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman [this message]

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