[RFC PATCH 2/2] cr: debug security_checkpoint_header and security_may_restart

Casey Schaufler casey at schaufler-ca.com
Mon Sep 7 11:31:31 PDT 2009

Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> Quoting Casey Schaufler (casey at schaufler-ca.com):
>> Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
>>> This patch, for debugging only, introduces a silly admin-controlled
>>> 'policy version' for smack.  By default the version is 1.  An
>>> admin (with CAP_MAC_ADMIN) can change it by echoing a new value
>>> into /smack/version.
>> The scheme you have suggested is just one step off of completely
>> acceptable for real. More detail below, but if you make the "version"
>> a string instead of a number I'm happy with it. In particular, a
>> string that would itself be a valid Smack label makes everything
>> really simple.
> Presumably at many sites the version will be a unique string not
> used as a label anywhere else.  That's ok?
>> It would take me a few days, but if you're not in a real hurry or
>> you're lazier than I am (yeah, right) I could provide a patch that
>> does it. Or, if I haven't been completely incomprehensible, you
>> could do a revision.
> Heh, I'm in no hurry.  I'll mark this to do midway next week, if
> you haven't gotten around to it first.  Thanks!

I hate to be a bother, but what tree are you basing these patches on?
Suspect that I missed a round of patches along the way, and can't apply
the ones I do have.

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