[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Trimming down our default kernel configuration

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 16:03:04 EDT 2014

On 26-03-2014 19:18, Leonid Isaev wrote:
>> 1) Once we agreed to disable one LSM, everyone else said "we can enable
>> LSM XYZ, too". And so we did. Right now, we enable SELinux, SMACK,
>> Tomoyo, AppArmor and Yama, although we don't support the userspace for
>> any of those.
>> I propose to drop all of them.
> I agree regarding SELinux/Apparmor (it's not only userspace tools, but also
> sane application policies that are missing).
> However, I don't think that Yama requires any userspace components, does it?
> Currently, I boot with "security=yama" and completely disabled non-admin
> ptrace (kernel.yama.ptrace_scope=2). Perhaps -ARCH kernels should keep Yama
> available albeit disabled by default (as they now do).

If the reason for dropping support is the lack of maintained userspace
tools then tomoyo does have tomoyo-tools in [community]. However it
requires the user to manage rules creation and maintenance.

Mauro Santos

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