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Re: [TOMOYO #15 0/8] TOMOYO Linux

From: Pavel Machek <pavel_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Mar 01 2009 - 22:45:49 GMT
To: KOSAKI Motohiro <>


> > Yes. maybe ioctl() is worse, but I don't think c-like language parser
> > in kernel is acceptable.
> for just clarification to me.
> IIUC, many developers said UNNECESSARY parser is BAD (yes, I also think so),
> but nobody said any parser is bad.
> Therefore, I think point is that the patch have enough reasonable reason or not.
> and, I thought "pavel, good job. you're right" at you oppositing time because
> tomoyo did't explain any reason at that time.
> However, they changed. the patch description of the "[TOMOYO #15 3/8] Common functions for TOMOYO Linux."
> explain the reason.
> for me, I feel it's reasonable reason. then I didn't oppose current tomoyo posting.
> So, I don't understand which you oppose
> (1) ANY parser is bad.
> (2) current description still don't explain enough reason.
> May I ask you?

I'm not sure if I've seen all the TOMOYO patches... But from what I've seen of TOMOYO design, putting the parser into kernel was "just because"; it did not have any good reason. I hate to say that, but AppArmor was better designed there.

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