[RFC PATCH] security: add an interface to lookup the lockdown reason

Paul Moore paul at paul-moore.com
Tue Dec 10 15:04:20 UTC 2019

On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 9:59 AM Stephen Smalley <sds at tycho.nsa.gov> wrote:
> On 12/9/19 9:28 PM, Paul Moore wrote:
> > With CONFIG_AUDIT enabled but CONFIG_SECURITY disabled we run into
> > a problem where the lockdown reason table is missing.  This patch
> > attempts to fix this by hiding the table behind a lookup function.
> Shouldn't lsm_audit.c be conditional on both CONFIG_AUDIT and
> CONFIG_SECURITY?  When/why would we want it built without

My first thought of a fix was just that, but I remembered that the
capabilities code is built regardless of the CONFIG_SECURITY setting
and I thought there might be some value in allowing for lsm_audit to
be used in commoncap (although in full disclosure commoncap doesn't
currently make use of lsm_audit).

paul moore

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