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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 03/17] ima: Namespace audit status flags
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On Fri, 2021-12-10 at 14:47 -0500, Stefan Berger wrote:
> From: Mehmet Kayaalp <mkayaalp@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>
> The iint cache stores whether the file is measured, appraised, audited
> etc. This patch moves the IMA_AUDITED flag into the per-namespace
> ns_status, enabling IMA audit mechanism to audit the same file each time
> it is accessed in a new namespace.
>
> The ns_status is not looked up if the CONFIG_IMA_NS is disabled or if
> any of the IMA_NS_STATUS_ACTIONS (currently only IMA_AUDIT) is not
> enabled.

^none of the ... are enabled.

thanks,

Mimi

>
> Read and write operations on the iint flags is replaced with function
> calls. For reading, iint_flags() returns the bitwise AND of iint->flags
> and ns_status->flags. The ns_status flags are masked with
> IMA_NS_STATUS_FLAGS (currently only IMA_AUDITED). Similarly
> set_iint_flags() only writes the masked portion to the ns_status flags,
> while the iint flags is set as before. The ns_status parameter added to
> ima_audit_measurement() is used with the above functions to query and
> set the ns_status flags.
>

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