Re: [PATCH 1/2] module: add syscall to load module from fd

From: James Morris
Date: Tue Sep 11 2012 - 23:04:11 EST

On Mon, 10 Sep 2012, Rusty Russell wrote:

> Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Mimi Zohar <zohar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> This method is a consistent and extensible approach to verifying the
> >> integrity of file data/metadata, including kernel modules. The only
> >> downside to this approach, I think, is that it requires changes to the
> >> userspace tool.
> >
> > I'm fine with this -- it's an expected change that I'll pursue with
> > glibc, kmod, etc. Without the userspace changes, nothing will use the
> > new syscall. :) I've already got kmod (and older module-init-tools)
> > patched to do this locally.
> A syscall is the right way to do this. But does it need to be done?
> 1) Do the LSM guys really want this hook?


Acked-by: James Morris <james.l.morris@xxxxxxxxxx>

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