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Kernel Space: Should Security Modules be Dynamically Loadable?

Nov 01, 2007, 03:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jake Edge)

"The ever-contentious Linux Security Modules (LSM) API is being debated once again on linux-kernel, not its removal, which Linus Torvalds came down firmly against, but whether it should allow security modules to be loaded dynamically. As part of 2.6.24, Torvalds merged a patch to convert LSM into a static interface, but has indicated a willingness to revert it. The key sticking point is whether there are real security modules that require the ability to be runtime-loaded.

"A complaint by Thomas Fricaccia about the change caused Torvalds to put out a call for folks using module loading with their LSM code..."

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