Re: [Part1 PATCH 00/22] Add namespace support for audit

From: Eric Paris
Date: Wed Jun 19 2013 - 16:51:46 EST

On Wed, 2013-06-19 at 16:49 -0400, Aristeu Rozanski wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 09:53:32AM +0800, Gao feng wrote:
> > This patchset is first part of namespace support for audit.
> > in this patchset, the mainly resources of audit system have
> > been isolated. the audit filter, rules havn't been isolated
> > now. It will be implemented in Part2. We finished the isolation
> > of user audit message in this patchset.
> >
> > I choose to assign audit to the user namespace.
> > Right now,there are six kinds of namespaces, such as
> > net, mount, ipc, pid, uts and user. the first five
> > namespaces have special usage. the audit isn't suitable to
> > belong to these five namespaces, And since the flag of system
> > call clone is in short supply, we can't provide a new flag such
> > as CLONE_NEWAUDIT to enable audit namespace separately. so the
> > user namespace may be the best choice.
> I thought it was said on the last submission that to tie userns and
> audit namespace would be a bad idea?

I consider it a non-starter. unpriv users are allowed to launch their
own user namespace. The whole point of audit is to have only a priv
user be allowed to make changes. If you tied audit namespace to user
namespace you grant an unpriv user the ability to modify audit.


If there are not clone flags you will either need to only do this from
unshare and not from clone, or get more flags to clone


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