Re: [PATCH v14 0/3] Add trusted_for(2) (was O_MAYEXEC)

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On Fri,  8 Oct 2021 12:48:37 +0200 Mickaël Salaün <mic@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The final goal of this patch series is to enable the kernel to be a
> global policy manager by entrusting processes with access control at
> their level.  To reach this goal, two complementary parts are required:
> * user space needs to be able to know if it can trust some file
>   descriptor content for a specific usage;
> * and the kernel needs to make available some part of the policy
>   configured by the system administrator.

Apologies if I missed this...

It would be nice to see a description of the proposed syscall interface
in these changelogs!  Then a few questions I have will be answered...

long trusted_for(const int fd,
		 const enum trusted_for_usage usage,
		 const u32 flags)

- `usage' must be equal to TRUSTED_FOR_EXECUTION, so why does it
  exist?  Some future modes are planned?  Please expand on this.

- `flags' is unused (must be zero).  So why does it exist?  What are
  the plans here?

- what values does the syscall return and what do they mean?

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