Security updates for v4.15 and beyond

James Morris jmorris at
Wed Sep 27 00:03:47 UTC 2017

On Tue, 26 Sep 2017, John Johansen wrote:

> I have to agree with Paul here, unless there are infrastructure
> changes this feels like an extra hop. With next directly pulling
> security (for infrastructure) and LSM changes merge conflicts will
> show up there. At which point we are going to need to coordinate,
> but these should be rare.

Ok, it seems a consensus is emerging to go with Paul's idea of having 
larger, frequently updated LSMs merge directly to Linus.  If Linus is okay 
with that (I'm assuing he will be), then that's how we'll do thing from 

Of course, any LSM or other security mechanism is still welcome to be 
merged via my tree.

James Morris
<jmorris at>

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