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Re: Updated SELinux Release

On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 01:02:35AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Nov 2004 21:15:38 -0500, Colin Walters <walters@verbum.org> said: 
> > On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 19:21 +0000, Dhruv Gami wrote:
> >> Personally, i would prefer to have those two tarballs available. I
> >> know most people using SELinux are familiar with patching the
> >> kernel, and are generally familiar with how Linux works and know
> >> their way around on a Linux system.
> > But moving forward, we don't want people to have to patch their
> > kernel or utilities.
> 	Moving waaay forward. I asked the Debian kernel team to
>  consider  compiling in SELinux (perhaps disabled by default, for
>  starters), and was told that that is not going to fly because of
>  "significant performance hit" one takes by compiling SELinux in.  I
>  did not have any data to refute the claim, so  that is where we sit.
  i had a bun-fight with the people who have taken over from herbert:
  at the point where i told them that recompiling applications to be
  optimised like yoper and gentoo distributions gives back performance
  far in excess of that lost by selinux, i stopped hearing back from

> 	While a laudable long term goal, the reality is that most
>  distributions do not ship these utilities today, and in the case of
>  Debian, progress, while it is happening, is slow enough that
>  pragmatism requires we consider the reality that SELinux shall _not_
>  be the default in the near term.
 default: no.

 available as an additional package: why not?

 heck, personally i wouldn't even care if it was i386 or 686 only.


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