[PATCH V6 05/10] audit: log creation and deletion of namespace instances

Andy Lutomirski luto at amacapital.net
Fri May 15 06:23:09 UTC 2015


On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 7:32 PM, Richard Guy Briggs <rgb at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 15/05/14, Paul Moore wrote:
>> * Look at our existing audit records to determine which records should have
>> namespace and container ID tokens added.  We may only want to add the
>> additional fields in the case where the namespace/container ID tokens are not
>> the init namespace.
>
> If we have a record that ties a set of namespace IDs with a container
> ID, then I expect we only need to list the containerID along with auid
> and sessionID.

The problem here is that the kernel has no concept of a "container", and I
don't think it makes any sense to add one just for audit.  "Container" is a
marketing term used by some userspace tools.

I can imagine that both audit could benefit from a concept of a
namespace *path* that understands nesting (e.g. root/2/5/1 or
something along those lines).  Mapping these to "containers" belongs
in userspace, I think.

--Andy


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