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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/12] pid: get ppid pid_t of task in init_pid_ns safely
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 01:37:09PM -0700, John Johansen wrote:
> On 08/30/2013 12:56 PM, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 07:21:55PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> >> On 08/20, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:
> > Most of the instances are current, but the one called from apparmour is
> > stored. I've just learned that this is bad and someone else just chimed
> > in that they have a patch to remove it...
> the apparmor case isn't actually stored long term. The stored task will be
> a parameter that was passed into an lsm hook and the buffer that it is
> stored in dies before the hook is done. Its temporarily stored in the
> struct so that it can be passed into the lsm_audit fn, and printed into an
> allocated audit buffer. The text version in the audit buffer is what will
> exist beyond the hook.
> There are three patches, I'll reply them below once I have finished rebasing
> them to apply to the current tree instead of my dev tree.

John, thanks for this context and fix. That helps simplify things.


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