Re: 2.4 Ready list - Kernel Hooks

From: Richard J Moore (
Date: Wed Oct 23 2002 - 03:10:13 EST

>On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 12:09:38AM +0100, Richard J Moore wrote:
>> We created
>> kernel hooks for exactly the same reasons that LSM needs hooks - to
>> ancillary function to exist outside the kernel, to avoid kernel bloat,
>> allow more than one function to be called from a given call-back (think
>> kdb and kprobes - both need to be called from do_debug).
>No, that is NOT the same reason LSM needs hooks! LSM hooks are there to
>mediate access to various kernel objects, from within the kernel itself.
>Please do not confuse LSM with any of the above projects.
>greg k-h

I would have to understand what you meant by "mediate between various
kernel objects" to know whether LSM's need for hooks is radically different
to RAS needs. Can you explain further?


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