Kernel Space: Should Security Modules be Dynamically Loadable?
Nov 01, 2007, 03:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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
"A complaint by Thomas Fricaccia about the change caused
Torvalds to put out a call for folks using module loading with
their LSM code..."