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authorStephen Smalley <>2020-08-07 09:29:33 -0400
committerPaul Moore <>2020-08-17 20:48:57 -0400
commit461698026ffa740253b3114891d86eeb54a58bbc (patch)
tree67b82fefa3ef2ef200c09ae7ab1ce31a21ed6899 /security/selinux/selinuxfs.c
parent339949be25863ac15e24659c2ab4b01185e1234a (diff)
selinux: encapsulate policy state, refactor policy load
Encapsulate the policy state in its own structure (struct selinux_policy) that is separately allocated but referenced from the selinux_ss structure. The policy state includes the SID table (particularly the context structures), the policy database, and the mapping between the kernel classes/permissions and the policy values. Refactor the security server portion of the policy load logic to cleanly separate loading of the new structures from committing the new policy. Unify the initial policy load and reload code paths as much as possible, avoiding duplicated code. Make sure we are taking the policy read-lock prior to any dereferencing of the policy. Move the copying of the policy capability booleans into the state structure outside of the policy write-lock because they are separate from the policy and are read outside of any policy lock; possibly they should be using at least READ_ONCE/WRITE_ONCE or smp_load_acquire/store_release. These changes simplify the policy loading logic, reduce the size of the critical section while holding the policy write-lock, and should facilitate future changes to e.g. refactor the entire policy reload logic including the selinuxfs code to make the updating of the policy and the selinuxfs directory tree atomic and/or to convert the policy read-write lock to RCU. Signed-off-by: Stephen Smalley <> Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <>
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