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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
To: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-security-module@wirex.com
Subject: Re: [RFC] LSM changes for 2.5.38
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 18:01:18 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20020927180118.A32610@infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20020927165556.GH11530@kroah.com>; from greg@kroah.com on Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 09:55:56AM -0700

On Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 09:55:56AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> For cases like the module_* hooks, and the other examples you pointed
> out, I agree.
> 
> For other cases, capable() is just not fine grained enough to actually
> know what is going on (like CAP_SYS_ADMIN).  In those cases you need an
> extra hook to determine where in the kernel you are.

Either we make capable fine grained enough (64 or 128bit capability
vectors, I have some old code for that around and I know SGI used that
more than a year ago) or we replace the capable in those cases with hooks
entirely.


  reply	other threads:[~2002-09-27 16:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-09-27  4:32 [RFC] LSM changes for 2.5.38 Christoph Hellwig
2002-09-26 22:51 ` Greg KH
2002-09-27 16:48   ` Christoph Hellwig
2002-09-27 16:55     ` Greg KH
2002-09-27 17:01       ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2002-09-27 17:24         ` Greg KH
2002-09-27 12:09 ` Stephen Smalley
2002-09-27 16:34   ` Greg KH
2002-09-27 16:55   ` Christoph Hellwig
2002-09-27 18:09     ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2002-09-27 18:19       ` Christoph Hellwig
2002-09-27 18:54         ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2002-09-27 18:59           ` Christoph Hellwig
2002-09-30 14:19             ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2002-09-30 14:51               ` Alan Cox
2002-10-01 16:55               ` Christoph Hellwig
2002-10-02 17:55                 ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2002-10-02 18:39                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2002-10-02 22:55                     ` Seth Arnold
2002-10-02 23:07                       ` Alan Cox
2002-09-27 19:00     ` Stephen Smalley
2002-10-01 17:06       ` Christoph Hellwig
2002-09-30  9:08 ` Chris Wright
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2002-09-26 20:25 Greg KH
2002-09-26 20:26 ` Greg KH
2002-09-26 20:27   ` Greg KH
2002-09-26 20:28     ` Greg KH
2002-09-26 20:28       ` Greg KH

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