[PATCH V6 05/10] audit: log creation and deletion of namespace instances
sgrubb at redhat.com
Fri May 15 12:38:04 UTC 2015
On Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:23:09 PM Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> 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.
No, its a real thing just like a login. Does the kernel have any concept of a
login? Yet it happens. And it causes us to generate events describing who,
where from, role, success, and time of day. :-)
> 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.
I don't doubt that just as user space sequences the actions that are a login.
I just need the kernel to do some book keeping and associate the necessary
attributes in the event record to be able to reconstruct what is actually
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