[PATCH] integrity: Expose data structures required for include/linux/integrity.h

Mimi Zohar zohar at linux.ibm.com
Wed Dec 18 18:43:36 UTC 2019

On Wed, 2019-12-18 at 17:56 +0100, Florent Revest wrote:
> On Wed, 2019-12-18 at 09:28 -0500, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > [Cc'ing Matthew]
> > 

> > > There's a major difference between returning just the file hash and
> > > making the integrity_iint_cache structure public. 
> Certainly!
> I am new to this subsystem so I just wanted to get the discussion
> started. I am happy to make a more specific function.
> > > Peter Moody's original code queried the cache[1].  Why do you need
> > > access to the structure itself?
> > > FYI, if/when we get to IMA namespacing, the cache structure will
> > > change.
> > > 
> > > [1] ima: add the ability to query ima for the hash of a given file.
> > 
> > If you're using Peter's patch, or something similar, I'd appreciate
> > your taking the time to upstream it.
> Thank you for pointing me to Peter's patch! No one in my team was aware
> of his work on this. Ugh!
> It appears that Peter left the company while trying to upstream his
> patch and the situation just got stuck there for 4+ years now.
> If you are still positive about the idea of a ima_file_hash function, I
> will take his v6 patch (this is the latest I could find on the
> sourceforce archives of linux-ima-devel), rebase it, take your comments
> into account and send a new version by the end of the week.

Matthew also wasn't aware of Peter's patch, until I sent it to him.  I
assume they're using it or something similar.  Please coordinate with
him, before refreshing and posting the patch.



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