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From: Nick Andrew <nick@nick-andrew.net>
To: trivial@kernel.org
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@openvz.org>,
	Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>,
	Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>,
	Paul Menage <menage@google.com>, Paul Jackson <pj@sgi.com>,
	Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>
Subject: [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 4/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - AUDIT
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 11:52:44 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080222-114832-init-kconfig-4@tull.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080219140609.GA26619@tull.net>

Rewrite the help descriptions for clarity, accuracy and consistency.

Kernel config options affected:

  - AUDIT
  - AUDITSYSCALL

Signed-off-by: Nick Andrew <nick@nick-andrew.net>
---
Try #3.

--- a/init/Kconfig	2008-02-20 09:34:48.000000000 +1100
+++ b/init/Kconfig	2008-02-21 09:15:18.000000000 +1100
@@ -218,20 +218,37 @@ config AUDIT
 	bool "Auditing support"
 	depends on NET
 	help
-	  Enable auditing infrastructure that can be used with another
-	  kernel subsystem, such as SELinux (which requires this for
-	  logging of avc messages output).  Does not do system-call
-	  auditing without CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL.
+	  Enable an auditing infrastructure that can be used with another
+	  kernel subsystem, such as Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux),
+	  which requires this option for logging of security related
+	  messages.
+
+	  With this option, the kernel can use netlink to pass audit
+	  messages to an audit daemon process. Otherwise, audit messages
+	  are logged to syslog.
+
+	  See <http://www.nsa.gov/selinux/> for more information
+	  on Security-Enhanced Linux.
+
+	  CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL (see below) is also required for
+	  system-call auditing.
+
+	  If unsure, say N.
 
 config AUDITSYSCALL
 	bool "Enable system-call auditing support"
 	depends on AUDIT && (X86 || PPC || PPC64 || S390 || IA64 || UML || SPARC64|| SUPERH)
 	default y if SECURITY_SELINUX
 	help
-	  Enable low-overhead system-call auditing infrastructure that
+	  Enable a low-overhead system-call auditing infrastructure that
 	  can be used independently or with another kernel subsystem,
-	  such as SELinux.  To use audit's filesystem watch feature, please
-	  ensure that INOTIFY is configured.
+	  such as SELinux.
+
+	  To use audit's filesystem watch feature, please ensure
+	  that CONFIG_INOTIFY is enabled. See the 'File systems'
+	  menu for Inotify file change notification support.
+
+	  If unsure, say N.
 
 config AUDIT_TREE
 	def_bool y

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-22  0:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-19 14:06 Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 0/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:09 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 1/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:11 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 2/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:33 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 3/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:42   ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-19 15:10     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:16       ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-19 15:50         ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-19 16:44         ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-19 22:41           ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 12:19           ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 3/9] config: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - namespaces Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 12:23             ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-20 13:01               ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 13:07                 ` Pavel Emelyanov
2008-02-20 16:50             ` serge
2008-02-20 23:10               ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:38 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 4/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-20  3:42   ` Valdis.Kletnieks
2008-02-20 22:17     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 14:53 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 5/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 20:17   ` Randy Dunlap
2008-02-19 15:12 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 6/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:39   ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-20 12:41     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 16:43       ` Paul Jackson
2008-02-20  2:04   ` Paul Menage
2008-02-20  2:54     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-20  3:12       ` Paul Menage
2008-02-20 16:55       ` serge
2008-02-20 21:31         ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:15 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 7/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:21 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 8/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-19 15:27 ` Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 9/9] Nick Andrew
2008-02-20 22:33 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 1/9] init: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions part 1 Nick Andrew
     [not found] ` <200802220014.m1M0Dh5r022354@rgminet03.oracle.com>
2008-02-22  0:19   ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 5/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - IKCONFIG etc Randy Dunlap
2008-02-22  0:48 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 1/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions part 1 Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:49 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 2/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - TASKSTATS Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:51 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 3/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - NAMESPACES Nick Andrew
2008-02-27 23:00   ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-27 23:08     ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-22  0:52 ` Nick Andrew [this message]
2008-02-22  0:54 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 5/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - IKCONFIG etc Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:55 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 6/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - CGROUPS Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:56 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 7/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - EMBEDDED etc Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:58 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 8/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - SLAB Nick Andrew
2008-02-22  0:59 ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 9/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - MODULES Nick Andrew
     [not found] ` <200802220010.m1M0Arr7024044@vzorg.swsoft.net>
2008-02-22  8:14   ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc2 3/9] Kconfig: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions - NAMESPACES Pavel Emelyanov
     [not found] ` <200802220010.m1M0Auqn024414@e5.ny.us.ibm.com>
2008-02-22 22:14   ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-02-23  1:12     ` Nick Andrew
2008-02-23  3:45       ` Serge E. Hallyn

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