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The AppArmor debate begins

The AppArmor debate begins

Posted May 4, 2006 16:58 UTC (Thu) by MenTaLguY (guest, #21879)
In reply to: The AppArmor debate begins by renox
Parent article: The AppArmor debate begins

No, it doesn't. As I recall (it's been a long time since I've messed with filesystem stuff), each namespace can have its own root dentry, and dentries are mostly used used for looking up inodes by their path within a particular namespace.

There is no real "absolute" path to a file because the kernel doesn't need it. Most interesting things happen at the filesystem/inode level.

(One of the reasons that people object to AppArmor is that it'd require pushing a lot of things up into dentry-land, when the whole system was designed around inodes.)

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