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Date:   Sun, 21 Feb 2021 17:07:06 -0800
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     Paul Moore <>
Cc:     Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        SElinux list <>,
        LSM List <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] SELinux patches for v5.12

On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 1:57 PM Paul Moore <> wrote:
> - Add support for labeling anonymous inodes, and extend this new
> support to userfaultfd.

I've pulled this, but I just have to note how much I hate the function
names. "secure inode"? There's nothing particularly secure about the
resulting inode.

It's gone through the security layer init, that doesn't make it
"secure". ALL normal inodes go through it, are all those inodes thus
"secure"? No.

Naming matters, and I think these things are actively mis-named
implying things that they aren't.


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