[RFC PATCH ghak32 V2 13/13] debug audit: read container ID of a process

Richard Guy Briggs rgb at redhat.com
Tue May 22 17:35:41 UTC 2018

On 2018-05-21 16:06, Paul Moore wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 3:19 PM, Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm at xmission.com> wrote:
> > Steve Grubb <sgrubb at redhat.com> writes:
> >> On Friday, March 16, 2018 5:00:40 AM EDT Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> >>> Add support for reading the container ID from the proc filesystem.
> >>
> >> I think this could be useful in general. Please consider this to be part of
> >> the full patch set and not something merely used to debug the patches.
> >
> > Only with an audit specific name.
> >
> > As it is:
> >
> > Nacked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm at xmission.com>
> >
> > The truth is the containerid name really stinks and is quite confusing
> > and does not imply that the label applies only to audit.  And little
> > things like this make me extremely uncofortable with it.
> It also makes the audit container ID (notice how I *always* call it
> the *audit* container ID? that is not an accident) available for
> userspace applications to abuse.  Perhaps in the future we can look at
> ways to make this more available to applications, but this patch is
> not the answer.

Do you have a productive suggestion?

> paul moore


Richard Guy Briggs <rgb at redhat.com>
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