Subject: Re: Two kauth changes
To: Andrew Doran <email@example.com>
From: Elad Efrat <elad@NetBSD.org>
Date: 12/22/2006 10:14:54
Andrew Doran wrote:
> 1. In a number of places we pass l->l_acflag to kauth. This was originally
> for system accounting to trap the ASU flag, but that's not done any more.
> I'm going to remove the collating step from lwp_exit() and exit1(), but
> in the interests of minimizing unnecessary change, is it worthwhile
> removing the extra argument from kauth_authorize_generic()?
> 292 if ((error = kauth_authorize_generic(l->l_cred,
> 293 KAUTH_GENERIC_ISSUSER, &l->l_acflag)) != 0)
yes, I know it's not used anymore. I didn't bother removing it from
calls because either way I'm going to change these calls to something
other than KAUTH_GENERIC_ISSUSER.
the 3rd argument is needed for e.g., KAUTH_GENERIC_CANSEE. there's a
very good chance we'll remove it at some point, but not now...
> 2. Storage for listeners and scopes are allocated from pools. Since there
> aren't likely to be many of them, it makes more sense to use kmem to
> allocate those. Any objections if I change it to do that?
I've okay'd this in the past I think, so, for the record, it's fine with