[systemd-devel] [PATCH 2/2] main: added support for loading IMA custom policies

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Feb 20 09:13:56 PST 2012

On Wed, 15.02.12 17:26, Roberto Sassu (roberto.sassu at polito.it) wrote:

> On 02/15/2012 03:30 PM, Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri wrote:
> >On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:23 AM, Roberto Sassu<roberto.sassu at polito.it>  wrote:
> >>The new function ima_setup() loads an IMA custom policy from a file in the
> >>default location '/etc/sysconfig/ima-policy', if present, and writes it to
> >
> >isn't /etc/sysconfig too specific to Fedora?
> >
> Hi Gustavo
> probably yes. I see the code in 'src/locale-setup.c' where the
> the configuration directory depends on the target distribution.
> I can implement something like that in my patch.

We will sooner or later drop the per-distro ifdeffery. Please don't even
start it for new code. Given that IMA is still new, please make sure to
adopt configuration fails that are the same across all distributions.

> >Also, I certainly have no such things in my system and see no point in
> >calling ima_setup() on it. Or even compiling the source file in such
> >case.
> >
> Ok. I can enclose the code in ima-setup.c within an 'ifdef HAVE_IMA'
> statement, as it happens for SELinux. However an issue is that there
> is no a specific package for IMA that can be checked to set the
> definition to yes. Instead, the code can be enabled for example by
> adding the parameter '--enable_ima' in the configure script.

Sounds good.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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