Re: [GIT PULL] Audit fixes for 3.19 #2

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Dec 31 2014 - 17:54:53 EST

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 2:08 PM, Paul Moore <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The getname/putname hacks work in the normal file case, but it falls apart
> when you start talking about AF_UNIX socket files where the filename string
> doesn't go through the getname/putname refcount tricks. In the past (no idea
> how far back this goes off the top of my head) this wasn't an issue since the
> code which recorded the filenames in the audit records was broken, but since
> we just "fixed" that problem, the AF_UNIX socket problem is now making an
> appearance.

Ugh. Ok, I pulled the thing, even if I really hope for a better
solution long-term. That better solution may well be to get rid of all
the audit hackery in getname()/putname(), I wouldn't mind that at all.

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