[PATCH v17 05/10] fs,landlock: Support filesystem access-control

James Morris jmorris at namei.org
Thu May 14 17:31:38 UTC 2020

On Thu, 14 May 2020, Mickaël Salaün wrote:

> > This needs to be converted to the LSM API via superblock blob stacking.
> > 
> > See Casey's old patch: 
> > https://lore.kernel.org/linux-security-module/20190829232935.7099-2-casey@schaufler-ca.com/
> s_landlock_inode_refs is quite similar to s_fsnotify_inode_refs, but I
> can do it once the superblock security blob patch is upstream. Is it a
> blocker for now? What is the current status of lbs_superblock?

Yes it is a blocker. Landlock should not be adding its own functions in 
core code, it should be using the LSM API (and extending that as needed).

> Anyway, we also need to have a call to landlock_release_inodes() in
> generic_shutdown_super(), which does not fit the LSM framework, and I
> think it is not an issue. Landlock handling of inodes is quite similar
> to fsnotify.

fsnotify is not an LSM.

James Morris
<jmorris at namei.org>

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