[ubuntu-hardened] [PATCH] Initial policy load from load_policy

Reinhard Tartler siretart at ubuntu.com
Sat Nov 10 17:48:35 GMT 2007

Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au> writes:

> One thing that the Ubuntu people might consider is whether they want their 
> distribution to work on systems that don't have an initramfs.  For example on 
> Cobalt hardware the kernel is loaded by the BIOS and there is no support for 
> loading an initramfs. 

For ubuntu, things like initramfs, udev and such are unlike in debian
essential. You can of course still use sysvinit, which inherits the well
known patches from debian for loading selinux policy without the need
for an initramfs.  However, this is not really officially supported.

OTOH, the ubuntu-hardened team might decide that they want to provide
support for sysvinit and initramfs-less systems. Opinions?

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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