Bug 1420914

Summary: AUDIT_VERSION_* is deprecated
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Richard Guy Briggs <rbriggs>
Component: auditAssignee: Steve Grubb <sgrubb>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team <qe-baseos-security>
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Description Richard Guy Briggs 2017-02-09 21:14:42 UTC
Description of problem:
AUDIT_VERSION_* is deprecated in favour of AUDIT_FEATURE_BITMAP_*

Linux Audit kernel feature availability is now indicated with the AUDIT_FEATURE_BITMAP_*.  Backward compatibility will need to be kept until it is decided to no longer support old kernels.  Currently the only feature availability using this deprecated method is AUDIT_VERSION_BACKLOG_WAIT_TIME which is also indicated by AUDIT_FEATURE_BITMAP_BACKLOG_WAIT_TIME

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL7: kernel-3.10.0-246.el7 (one commit apart)
Upstream: 3.13 to 3.18

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Comment 1 Steve Grubb 2017-02-09 23:43:21 UTC
This isn't a problem in RHEL 7 because BACKLOG_WAIT_TIME is not backported to it. So, all test fail as they should.

Comment 2 Richard Guy Briggs 2017-02-10 00:00:50 UTC
fedora 21's 3.17 kernel would have this, but f22 moved on to 4.0
Perhaps this should be filed instead on:

Comment 3 Steve Grubb 2017-02-10 00:13:24 UTC
Its my belief that this is already fixed upstream.

Comment 4 Richard Guy Briggs 2017-02-10 00:54:21 UTC
(In reply to Steve Grubb from comment #3)
> Its my belief that this is already fixed upstream.

As of audit 2.7.1+, if AUDIT_VERSION_* goes away, so does the backlog_wait_time option in userspace given the current compiler directives even if the backlog_wait_time feature is still present in the kernel, indicated by AUDIT_FEATURE_BITMAP_BACKLOG_WAIT_TIME.

It was deprecated by:

Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2017-02-28 11:14:06 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 26 development cycle.
Changing version to '26'.

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