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Re: best way to audit in vfs



* Timothy R. Chavez (chavezt gmail com) wrote:
> I think its reasonable enough to keep it virtual.  The added benefit
> to doing it this way is we no longer need the mapnode data structure. 
> We assume that all files and directories to be audited complete paths
> that already exist in the file system.  Because we're storing
> information on the parent node, the file or directory to be audited
> does not have to exist, but when it does exist, it will get audited. 
> If the parent directory is destroyed and then recreated, there's no
> way to for it to regain knowledge of what its suppose to be watching
> or if its on the path to something that needs to be watched.  There
> are disadvantages to not supporting this, but for simplicities sake,
> someone could simply restart auditd or whatever to remap the changes.

Each process has a namespace (potentially private).  So /etc/sensitive
may not be the same file in each namespace.

thanks,
-chris
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