Proposal to remove PCRE support
sbeattie at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 16 16:36:10 BST 2010
On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 01:06:27AM -0700, John Johansen wrote:
> I would like to propose that we remove support for PCRE based policy
> from the parser/policy loader.
> The last version of AppArmor to use PCRE based policy was AppArmor 2.0.1,
> which was approximately 3 years ago. The PCRE part of the code has not
> been actively maintain and I doubt that it has been tested in the last
> 1.5 years. Dropping PCRE support will also help in the efforts to
> cleanup the parsers code base.
Agreed, at this point it seems to me to be just cruft. The only utility
that I could have seen in keeping is to have it available for upgrades,
where the parser gets upgraded (and policy re-applied) before the kernel
Thanks for raising the issue, John.
<sbeattie at ubuntu.com>
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