Re: [PATCH] allow disabling IMA at runtime

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Thu Aug 27 2009 - 06:19:30 EST

On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:32:25 am Andrew Morton wrote:
> From my reading of kernel/params.c:parse_args(), every __setup()
> function which returns `1' should result in printk("%s: `%s' invalid
> for parameter `%s'), so I'm all confused and giving up.

Nope, it's an "obsolete_param", so non-zero means success.

> > +__setup("ima=", ima_enabled);
> Are we supposed to use core_param() nowadays?

Yeah, if this had backwards compatibility requirements. But for new,
non-core params like this:

1) make sure the module is called "ima" (even if not a module: make the
object ima.o)

2) use module_param(), and make your parameters "disable" and "audit"
(ima_disable and ima_audit if must be nonstatic and use module_param_named).
You don't need to write any parse functions at all!

3) Tell users to use ima.disable and ima.audit.

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