Manual Reference Pages - MAC_PARTITION (4)
- process partition policy
To compile the process partition policy into your kernel,
place the following lines in your kernel
.Cd options MAC
.Cd options MAC_PARTITION
Alternately, to load the process partition module at boot time,
place the following line in your kernel configuration file:
.Cd options MAC
policy module implements a process partition policy,
which allows administrators to place running processes into
based on their numeric process partition
(specified in the processs MAC label).
Processes with a specified partition can only see processes that are in the
If no partition is specified for a process, it can see all other processes
in the system
(subject to other MAC policy restrictions not defined in this man page).
No provisions for placing processes into multiple partitions are available.
Partition labels take on the following format:
partition / value
can be any integer value or
policy module first appeared in
and was developed by the
This software was contributed to the
Project by Network Associates Labs,
the Security Research Division of Network Associates
under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035
as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.
While the MAC Framework design is intended to support the containment of
the root user, not all attack channels are currently protected by entry
As such, MAC Framework policies should not be relied on, in isolation,
to protect against a malicious privileged user.
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