Re: [PATHC v2 0/9] ima: carry the measurement list across kexec

From: Thiago Jung Bauermann
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 - 18:21:48 EST

Am Donnerstag, 29 September 2016, 16:43:08 schrieb Eric W. Biederman:
> Thiago Jung Bauermann <bauerman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Hello Eric,
> >
> > Am Dienstag, 20 September 2016, 11:07:29 schrieb Eric W. Biederman:
> >> A semi-generic concept called a hand-over buffer seems to be a
> >> construction of infrustructure for no actual reason that will just
> >> result in confusion. There are lots of things that are handed over,
> >> the
> >> flattend device tree, ramdisks, bootparams on x86, etc, etc. ima is
> >> not
> >> special in this execpt for being perhaps the first addition that we are
> >> going to want the option of including on most architectures.
> >
> > Ok, I understand. I decided to implement a generic concept because I
> > thought that proposing a feature that is more useful than what I need
> > it for would increase its chance of being accepted. It's interesting to
> > see that it had the opposite effect.
> Yes. In this case it was not clear that anyone else could use it, and
> being less generic you can tweak the needs of the code to ima without
> anyone having to worry about it.
> So thank you very much for making the code more specific to the
> circumstances.

Thank you very much for your feedback and your reviews!

Thiago Jung Bauermann
IBM Linux Technology Center