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Re: recommends for apparmor in newest linux-image-4.13

On Thu, 2017-11-23 at 14:18 +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Hi all,
> is there any good reason for the recommends of apparmor in the latest
> linux packages?  apparomor is just one of many security modules, and
> a fairly bogus one to start with.  The kernel should not recommend it
> as it doesn't add at all to the expected kernel functionality.

AppArmor is the default LSM.

> The changelog suggests it was done that systemd units might use it,
> but in that case those systemd units should depend on apparmor.

They don't depend on AppArmor unless it's enabled.  Which is a decision
made in the kernel configuration (potentially overriden by the kernel
comamnd line).


> And to start with there probably should be a policty that no unit
> file shall fail the boot for a missing security module (any of them).

Ben Hutchings
When in doubt, use brute force. - Ken Thompson

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