[PATCH 0/4] security: Split out hook definitions into lsm_hook_types.h

Sargun Dhillon sargun at sargun.me
Sun Apr 1 20:43:11 UTC 2018

On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 10:32 AM, Casey Schaufler <casey at schaufler-ca.com> wrote:
> On 4/1/2018 3:17 AM, Sargun Dhillon wrote:
> > This moves all of the LSM hooks type information into a separate file,
> > lsm_hook_types.h. This enables us to use this file, along with macros
> > to generate the security_hook_heads struct, as well as the security
> > hooks union without having to duplicate definitions.
> >
> > This will be useful for further datastructures which want to use
> > the set of security hooks in a completely unrolled way, along
> > with the type information there within.
> Can you explain what this patch set is trying to accomplish?
> I see no value. I see massive complexity. Why is this better
> than what is there now?

1) Reduce the total amount of code
2) In the process of implementing the loadable hooks stuff, I wanted
to add a few more unrolled datastructures, specifically around static
keys, and I realized I would have to write an entirely new
datastructure like the security heads. To me, rather than having to
touch 3 different parts of code in order to change something, it seems
nice to keep it centralized. Same with RCU.
3) Rather than call_int_hook, and call_void_hook, we could generate an
actual function definitions. I think that will be a bit cleaner, esp.
in the context of the 2nd set of hook patches.
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