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SubjectRe: [PATCH ALT4 V2 1/2] audit: show fstype:pathname for entries with anonymous parents
On 2017-06-29 19:58, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:21:22 -0400
> Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> > > Looking at this again today, why would we want to clear name->dentry
> > > in audit_copy_inode() if it is already set? Does that ever happen?
> > > I'm not sure it does ...
> >
> > It has been nearly 3 months since I coded that, so I'll have to dive in
> > and re-analyse what I was thinking at that time. I think that rationale
> > was that if audit_copy_inode() is called again on that audit_name struct
> > that it could be called by audit_log_link_denied() or __audit_inode()
> > not needing the dentry reference or even by __audit_inode_child() and
> > have it replaced, needing a reference count correction.
>
> Just a note. If after 3 months you need to re-analyze, you either need
> to design things simpler, or have better comments in the code.

Yep, both occurred to me. ;-) Thanks Steve.

> -- Steve

- RGB

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