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From: "Ahmed S. Darwish" <darwish.07@gmail.com>
To: Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>,
	James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>,
	Eric Paris <eparis@parisplace.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH BUGFIX -rc3] Smack: Don't register smackfs if we're not loaded
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 14:51:43 +0200
Message-ID: <20080305125143.GB19549@ubuntu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080305124445.GA19549@ubuntu>

On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 02:44:45PM +0200, Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 09:45:04AM -0800, Casey Schaufler wrote:
> > > From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
...
> > > 
> > > What is the oops? Why does it happen?
> ...
> > 
> > One solution would be to tighten the smackfs code so that it
> > handles the uninitialized LSM case properly.
> > 
> 
> IMHO no smackfs code should ever execute if smack isn't loaded.
> 
> This means catching it from the very fist step where it registers
> itself in init_smk_fs instead of doing several if(we're enabled) cases
> in the code path.
> 
> The solution should be a _general_ solution, _not_ a SMACK one cause 
> SELinux sufferes from exactly the same problem.
> 

Not to be misunderstood here, I'm used to writing SMACK in capitals.
I ,ofcourse, don't mean shouting (never will).

Regards,

-- 

"Better to light a candle, than curse the darkness"

Ahmed S. Darwish
Homepage: http://darwish.07.googlepages.com
Blog: http://darwish-07.blogspot.com


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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-04 17:45 Casey Schaufler
2008-03-04 18:12 ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-05  0:58   ` James Morris
2008-03-05 12:12     ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2008-03-05 12:44 ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2008-03-05 12:51   ` Ahmed S. Darwish [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2008-03-04 16:42 Casey Schaufler
2008-03-04 13:10 Ahmed S. Darwish
2008-03-04 17:21 ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-04 18:24   ` Ahmed S. Darwish

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