New LSM hooks

Stephen Smalley sds at
Wed Feb 6 13:20:45 UTC 2019

On 2/5/19 8:11 PM, James Morris wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Feb 2019, Paul Moore wrote:
>> I believe that will always be a problem, no matter what we do.  The
>> point I was trying to make was that everyone, especially the
>> maintainers, need to watch for this when patches are posted and make
>> sure the patch author posts to the LSM list in addition to any of the
>> relevant LSM specific lists.
> Right, and there is no way a new LSM hook should ever be added to the
> kernel without review and ack/signoffs from folks on the LSM list
> (especially those who are maintainers of in-tree LSMs).
> Casey, do you have any examples of this happening?

Most of the times I've seen that it has come from vfs folks or other 
subsystems as part of some major reworking of that subsystem rather than 
from security module developers, e.g. the mount hooks overhaul.

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