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On Thursday 08 November 2007 09:10, "Chad Sellers" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> sysvinit by init itself, which then re-exec's itself. Ubuntu uses
> >> upstart instead of sysvinit. In talks with the Ubuntu folks, they'd
> >> prefer to load policy from initramfs before upstart starts rather than
> >> patching upstart
Of course this means that you might need policy to allow the initramfs to do things. But I guess an option is to just do it after the pivot_root but before executing upstart.
Your idea of running load_policy is better than the previous incarnation of this which had the policy loaded from a file in the initramfs (which meant an initramfs rebuild was required for significant policy changes and having a cut down policy for it was desired).
One thing that the Ubuntu people might consider is whether they want their distribution to work on systems that don't have an initramfs. For example on Cobalt hardware the kernel is loaded by the BIOS and there is no support for loading an initramfs. There are some new developments in terms of Linux BIOS etc in the pipeline at the moment, it would be bad to exclude them from SE Linux support. One of the reasons for modifying init was to support such platforms (which incidentally includes a significant range of embedded devices). -- firstname.lastname@example.org http://etbe.coker.com.au/ My Blog http://www.coker.com.au/sponsorship.html Sponsoring Free Software development -- This message was distributed to subscribers of the selinux mailing list. If you no longer wish to subscribe, send mail to email@example.com with the words "unsubscribe selinux" without quotes as the message.