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Date: Fri, 5 May 2017 15:06:59 +0200
From: Djalal Harouni <tixxdz@...il.com>
To: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@...lyn.com>
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	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/2] modules:capabilities: add a per-task modules
 autoload restriction

Hi Serge,

On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 4:58 PM, Serge E. Hallyn <serge@...lyn.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 04, 2017 at 03:07:49PM +0200, Djalal Harouni wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 2:17 PM, Djalal Harouni <tixxdz@...il.com> wrote:
>> > On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 1:28 AM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net> wrote:
>> [...]
>> >>
>> >> My point is that all of these need some way to handle configuration
>> >> and inheritance, and I don't think that a bunch of per-task prctls is
>> >> the right way.  As just an example, saying that interactive users can
>> >> autoload modules but other users can't, or that certain systemd
>> >> services can, etc, might be nice.  Linus already complained that he
>> >> (i.e. user "torvalds" or whatever) should be able to profile the
>> >> kernel but that other uids should not be able to.
>> >
>> > Neat, maybe this could already be achieved with this interface and
>> > systemd-logind,  "ModulesAutoloadUsers=andy" in logind.conf where
>> > "andy" is the only logged-in user able to trigger and autoload kernel
>> > modules. However maybe we should not restrict too much other bits or
>> > functionality of the other users, please let me will follow up later
>> > on it.
>> >
>> >> I personally like my implicit_rights idea, and it might be interesting
>> >> to prototype it.
>> >
>>
>> Andy following on the idea of per user settings, I'm curious did you
>> manage to make some advance on how to store the user settings ? the
>> user database format is old and not extensible, there was cgmanager or
>
> (v2 is under very very early consideration, would love to stay in the loop
> as this is considered)
>

For user database I'm not aware of any code, but it seems that if the
database or settings are adapted to today use cases then
systemd-logind may use them. Yes if there is something I'll Cc'you.

Thanks!

-- 
tixxdz

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