Re: [TOMOYO #13 (mmotm 2008-11-19-02-19) 09/11] LSM adapterfunctions.

From: Stephen Smalley
Date: Mon Dec 01 2008 - 15:15:42 EST

On Thu, 2008-11-20 at 20:25 +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> plain text document attachment (tomoyo-hooks.patch)
> This is LSM adapter for TOMOYO.
> This version of TOMOYO assigns only one variable "struct tomoyo_domain_info *"
> to "current->cred->security".
> Future version will require two variables "struct tomoyo_domain_info *" and
> "u32".
> Well, how to implement this while "current->cred->security" cannot be modified
> freely?
> To be honest, the only object which TOMOYO needs to assign variables is
> "struct task_struct". TOMOYO's "T" means "task".
> TOMOYO utilizes characteristics of "struct task_struct".
> For TOMOYO, use of per task variables is vital.
> Removal of security_task_alloc() and security_task_free() by introduction of
> COW credentials will become a nightmare when TOMOYO tries to add "u32".
> Of cource, if TOMOYO is allowed to add "u32" to "struct task_struct",
> COW credentials won't become a nightmare.

Can you explain exactly how you are using this per-task state and why it
is a problem to create a new cred in the situations where you need to
modify it? I think that this issue needs to be addressed up front.

Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency

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