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

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Wed Sep 12 2012 - 07:16:11 EST

"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On 09/06/2012 11:13 AM, Kees Cook wrote:
>> Instead of (or in addition to) kernel module signing, being able to reason
>> about the origin of a kernel module would be valuable in situations
>> where an OS already trusts a specific file system, file, etc, due to
>> things like security labels or an existing root of trust to a partition
>> through things like dm-verity.
>> This introduces a new syscall (currently only on x86), similar to
>> init_module, that has only two arguments. The first argument is used as
>> a file descriptor to the module and the second argument is a pointer to
>> the NULL terminated string of module arguments.
> Please use the standard naming convention, which is an f- prefix (i.e.
> finit_module()).

Good point; I just did a replace here.

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