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Re: Problems with firmware loader and selinux

On Apr 1, 2005 9:14 AM, Stephen Smalley <sds tycho nsa gov> wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 09:11 -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > So the question is - should there be a way for the kernel to temporary
> > switch context to "kernel" before executing some operations? I could
> > hack firmware loader to always start a new thread, but I wonder if we
> > have more places that need to temporarily override callers context and
> > therefore more general solution is needed.
> Whether or not an interface as you describe is needed is unclear; there
> is no usage case at present, 

I am confused, I thought I described a scenario why it might be
needed. I probably just misunderstand what you mean by "usage case".

>and temporary changes in credentials are
> often a source of security flaws.

Yes, I understand that. I guess adjusting firmware loader to do the
job from a separate thread is the easiest way for now...


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