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Re: [RESEND][RFC][PATCH 2/7] implementation of LSM hooks

From:  Crispin Cowan <crispin-AT-novell.com>
To:  Alan Cox <alan-AT-lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Subject:  Re: [RESEND][RFC][PATCH 2/7] implementation of LSM hooks
Date:  Mon, 17 Apr 2006 19:00:46 -0700
Cc:  Gerrit Huizenga <gh-AT-us.ibm.com>, James Morris <jmorris-AT-namei.org>, "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue-AT-us.ibm.com>, Stephen Smalley <sds-AT-tycho.nsa.gov>, casey-AT-schaufler-ca.com, linux-security-module-AT-vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, fireflier-devel-AT-lists.sourceforge.net, chrisw-AT-sous-sol.org
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

Alan Cox wrote:
> On Llu, 2006-04-17 at 15:15 -0700, Gerrit Huizenga wrote:
>   
>> something like AppArmour provides a much simpler security model for
>>     
> If the AppArmour people care to submit their code upstream and get it
> merged then that would be a reason to keep LSM, if they don't then LSM
> (if they even want it..) can just become part of their patchkit instead.
>   
Indeed, this thread is timely.  We (SUSE) opensourced the user-level
AppArmor http://www.opensuse.org/AppArmor tools in January 2006
http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/103  and
http://lwn.net/Articles/166975/ and the kernel module has always been
open source.

We have been hard at work on making the code as CodingStyle-compliant as
we can since then, with the intent of submitting it for inclusion in the
kernel. We actually planned to submit it later this week, but in light
of this thread, we cut a few corners and expect to post our first
proposed patches here by about Wednesday.

Crispin
-- 
Crispin Cowan, Ph.D. http://crispincowan.com/~crispin/
Director of Software Engineering, Novell http://novell.com
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