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Date:   Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:22:22 +0000
From:   Andy Lutomirski <>
To:     Steve Grubb <>
Cc:     Paul Moore <>, Jiri Kosina <>,
        Andy Lutomirski <>,,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Michal Hocko <>,
        Oleg Nesterov <>,
        LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] audit: set TIF_AUDIT_SYSCALL only if audit filter has
 been populated

On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM, Steve Grubb <> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Mar 2018 18:43:42 -0500
> Paul Moore <> wrote:
>> ... and I just realized that linux-audit isn't on the To/CC line,
>> adding them now.
>> Link to the patch is below.
>> *
> Yes...I wished I was in on the beginning of this discussion. Here's the
> problem. We need all tasks auditable unless specifically dismissed as
> uninteresting. This would be a task,never rule.
> The way we look at it, is if it boots with audit=1, then we know auditd
> is expected to run at some point. So, we need all tasks to stay
> auditable. If they weren't and auditd enabled auditing, then we'd need
> to walk the whole proctable and stab TIF_AUDIT_SYSCALL into every
> process in the system. It was decided that this is too ugly.

When was that decided?  That's what this patch does.

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