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Date:	Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:48:48 +0100
From:	Andreas Gruenbacher <>
To:	Stephen Smalley <>
Cc:	James Morris <>,,,,
	David Woodhouse <>,
	Joel Becker <>,
	Mark Fasheh <>, Alex Elder <>,
	Chris Mason <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 0/2] Correct behavior for listxattr and 'trusted' xattrs

On Wednesday 03 March 2010 14:02:58 Stephen Smalley wrote:
> Should it be using has_capability_noaudit() rather than capable() so
> that merely calling listxattr() on a file that happens to have trusted
> xattrs does not set PF_SUPERPRIV on the task and does not trigger an
> audit message?

Yes, makes sense.  A version of has_capability_noaudit() without an explicit 
task parameter, like security_capable(), would be better still.

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