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Re: Audit Filesystem

On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 09:51:06 -0500, Steve Grubb <sgrubb redhat com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to create a new kernel with all the latest patches. I ran into
> this error:
> + make ARCH=i386 nonint_oldconfig
> .config:2128: trying to assign nonexistent symbol USB_PWC
> make[1]: *** [nonint_oldconfig] Error 1
> make: *** [nonint_oldconfig] Error 2

I've never seen this before.  Is nonint_oldconfig a Redhat-exclusive
target?  I'll be posting a new patch for 2.6.11 vanilla today.

> Which makes me wonder why the filesystem auditing piece is a separate compile
> option? Do we want ala carte or a unified audit system? How does the user
> space tools find out what was compiled in?

I put it as a seperate option because I saw that Rik Faith had
seperated the generic auditing framework and the syscall auditing
portion in to two seperate config options.  I figured I might as well
seperate out filesystem auditing too.  It makes the whole system more
granular and can reduce overhead for a person who just wants generic
auditing or syscall auditing.  Eventually I'd like to get some
performance numbers on just how much overhead I've added with
filesystem auditing configured Y and enabled as opposed to configured

> I would like to suggest we get rid of this config option and make it all run
> as the audit system. Is there any reason to make it configurable?

Perhaps on Tuesday's call we can come to some sort of agreement.  

> Thanks,
> -Steve Grubb
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