Re: [RFC PATCH 3/3] add listmnt(2) syscall

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On Tue, 19 Sept 2023 at 18:48, Paul Moore <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Ideally we avoid multiple capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN) calls by only doing it
> > once and saving the return value. capable() call's aren't that cheap.
> Agreed.  The capability check doesn't do any subject/object
> comparisons so calling it for each mount is overkill.  However, I
> would think we would want the LSM hook called from inside the loop as
> that could involve a subject (@current) and object (individual mount
> point) comparison.

The security_sb_statfs() one?

Should a single failure result in a complete failure?

Why is it not enough to check permission on the parent?


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