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From: Daniel De Graaf <dgdegra@tycho.nsa.gov>
To: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
Cc: xen-devel@lists.xen.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 12/15] xen/xsm: remove .xsm_initcall.init section
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:17:23 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <b7d16ffa-969e-04bb-7f08-498915320433@tycho.nsa.gov> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20160617172124.GA9428@char.us.oracle.com>

On 06/17/2016 01:21 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 01:18:47PM -0400, Daniel De Graaf wrote:
>> On 06/17/2016 01:14 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 01:04:01PM -0400, Daniel De Graaf wrote:
>>>> On 06/17/2016 11:50 AM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, Jun 09, 2016 at 10:47:15AM -0400, Daniel De Graaf wrote:
>>>>>> Since FLASK is the only implementation of XSM hooks in Xen, using an
>>>>>> iterated initcall dispatch for setup is overly complex.  Change this to
>>>>>
>>>>> As such, should the Kconfig file enable the FLASK by default?
>>>>> Or make the XSM entry have the configuration for FLASK?
>>>>>
>>>>> Or perhaps make the FLASK be the visible one and select XSM?
>>>>
>>>> XSM has previously been the configuration option to enable.  If XSM is
>>>> enabled (by choice), FLASK will then be enabled by default.
>>>
>>> Ah, OK. I need to check, but could you disable FLASK and still have XSM enabled?
>>
>> Yes, but it won't do anything except slow down the hypervisor a bit.
>> It's the same behavior as enabling flask and passing "flask=disabled" on
>> the hypervisor command line.
>
> Right. Would it make sense to squash XSM and FLASK together in the Kconfig?

When making the Kconifg changes, I originally tried making a choice option for
the XSM provider (like for scheduler), with FLASK and dummy being the two
choices.  I discarded that because it didn't add anything useful over the
binary option.

However, thinking about it, if it doesn't make sense to disable FLASK then
hiding the option would simplify the configuration. It removes the grouping of
flask-only options, but since there's only one that isn't all that important.



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Thread overview: 63+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-06-09 14:47 [PATCH 00/15] XSM/FLASK updates for 4.8 Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 01/15] flask/policy: split into modules Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-14 18:55   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-20  5:15   ` Doug Goldstein
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 02/15] flask/policy: split out rules for system_r Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-14 19:08   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-20  5:21   ` Doug Goldstein
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 03/15] flask/policy: move user definitions and constraints into modules Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-17 15:28   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-17 16:49     ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-20  5:22   ` Doug Goldstein
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 04/15] flask/policy: remove unused support for binary modules Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-20  5:22   ` Doug Goldstein
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 05/15] flask/policy: xenstore stubdom policy Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-17 15:34   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-20  5:22   ` Doug Goldstein
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 06/15] flask/policy: remove unused example Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-17 15:34   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-20  5:23   ` Doug Goldstein
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 07/15] flask: unify {get, set}vcpucontext permissions Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-17 15:37   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 08/15] flask: remove unused secondary context in ocontext Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 16:01   ` Jan Beulich
2016-06-09 16:38     ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 09/15] flask: remove unused AVC callback functions Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 10/15] flask: remove xen_flask_userlist operation Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 16:07   ` Jan Beulich
2016-06-09 16:43     ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-10  6:51       ` Jan Beulich
2016-06-10 13:08         ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-10 14:28           ` Jan Beulich
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 11/15] flask: improve unknown permission handling Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-17 15:45   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-17 17:02     ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-17 17:13       ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-17 17:20         ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 12/15] xen/xsm: remove .xsm_initcall.init section Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 15:14   ` Andrew Cooper
2016-06-09 16:11   ` Jan Beulich
2016-06-09 16:42     ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-17 15:50   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-17 17:04     ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-17 17:14       ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-17 17:18         ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-17 17:21           ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-17 23:17             ` Daniel De Graaf [this message]
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 13/15] xsm: annotate setup functions with __init Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 15:15   ` Andrew Cooper
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 14/15] xsm: clean up unregistration Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 15:16   ` Andrew Cooper
2016-06-17 15:51   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-09 14:47 ` [PATCH 15/15] xsm: add a default policy to .init.data Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 15:30   ` Andrew Cooper
2016-06-09 16:58     ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-10  7:15       ` Jan Beulich
2016-06-09 16:15   ` Jan Beulich
2016-06-09 16:53     ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-09 21:54       ` Doug Goldstein
2016-06-10 14:50         ` Daniel De Graaf
2016-06-10  6:53       ` Jan Beulich
2016-06-17 15:54   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-17 16:00 ` [PATCH 00/15] XSM/FLASK updates for 4.8 Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2016-06-20  5:40 ` Doug Goldstein

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