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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2012-05-11 10:56:56 +0100
committerDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2012-05-11 10:56:56 +0100
commitfd75815f727f157a05f4c96b5294a4617c0557da (patch)
treeb2e76abf176d37b5d810b0c813b8c0219754b88c /security/yama
parent31d5a79d7f3d436da176a78ebc12d53c06da402e (diff)
KEYS: Add invalidation support
Add support for invalidating a key - which renders it immediately invisible to further searches and causes the garbage collector to immediately wake up, remove it from keyrings and then destroy it when it's no longer referenced. It's better not to do this with keyctl_revoke() as that marks the key to start returning -EKEYREVOKED to searches when what is actually desired is to have the key refetched. To invalidate a key the caller must be granted SEARCH permission by the key. This may be too strict. It may be better to also permit invalidation if the caller has any of READ, WRITE or SETATTR permission. The primary use for this is to evict keys that are cached in special keyrings, such as the DNS resolver or an ID mapper. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
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