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Date:	Wed, 5 Dec 2007 17:40:15 -0800 (PST)
From:	Casey Schaufler <>
To:	David Howells <>,
	Stephen Smalley <>,
	Daniel J Walsh <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/7] KEYS: Add keyctl function to get a security label

--- David Howells <> wrote:

> Stephen Smalley <> wrote:
> > inode_getsecurity and getprocattr directly return the strings.
> > Admittedly, the whole interface could be cleaned up and made far more
> > consistent, but I don't think he necessarily has to go through the
> > getsecid + secid_to_secctx sequence if he only wants the secctx.
> It's what Daniel Walsh wanted.

Name dropper. And we don't have a convention, really. So go ahead
with key_getsecurity or key_getsecctx, as you choose. At some point
we should either change inode_getsecurity to inode_getsecctx or
secid_to_secctx to secid_to_security. Not the problem of the day.

Casey Schaufler
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