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Date:	Wed, 29 Nov 2006 10:55:18 -0800 (PST)
From:	Casey Schaufler <casey@...aufler-ca.com>
To:	paul.moore@...com, netdev@...r.kernel.org, selinux@...ho.nsa.gov
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] NetLabel: add the remaining CIPSO tag types from the IETF draft


--- paul.moore@...com wrote:

> This patchset consists of three patches that add
> support for the remaining two
> tag types from the CIPSO draft specification, the
> enumerated and range tags.
> The most significant part about adding these two
> tags is that NetLabel now has
> the ability to represent more than 240 categories
> (limitation imposed by the
> current restricted bitmap tag).
> 
> In addition, the first patch in the set converts
> NetLabel's contiguous char
> string category bitmap stored in network friendly
> bit/byte order into a sparse
> bitmap stored in host friendly bit/byte order. 
> While this change was not
> required to support the new CIPSO tags, it should
> make life much easier as the
> old category bitmap would have proven problematic as
> the number of usable
> categories increases with the new tag types.  It
> also has a side effect of
> making the LSM specific code much less ugly.

Fabulous. Thank you.


Casey Schaufler
casey@...aufler-ca.com
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