What is smack?

  • (verb): Deliver a hard blow to.
    Synonyms: thwack
    See also — Additional definitions below


Smack is a Linux kernel security module that protects data and process interaction from malicious manipulation using a set of custom mandatory access control rules, with simplicity as its main design goal. It has been officially merged since the Linux 2.6.25 release, and is the main access control mechanism for the MeeGo mobile Operating System. It is also used to sandbox HTML5 web applications in the Tizen architecture, in the commercial Wind River Linux solutions for embedded device development, and in Philips Digital TV products.

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Some articles on smack:

HM Armed Smack Inverlyon
... His Majesty's or HM Armed Smack Inverlyon was a fishing smack that was converted to a Q-ship during the First World War ...
Smack - Criticism
... Smack has been criticized for being written as a new LSM module instead of an SELinux security policy which can provide equivalent functionality ... Smack's author replied that it would not be practical due to SELinux's complicated configuration syntax and the philosophical difference between Smack and ...
Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel - Design
... Smack consists of three components A kernel module that is implemented as a Linux Security Module ... that ensures that device files have the correct Smack attributes and loads the Smack configuration ... A set of patches to the GNU Core Utilities package to make it aware of Smack extended file attributes ...
Smack On You
... Smack On You is the Finnish rock band Smack's debut album ... It was released in 1984 ...
Lantz L'Amour - History - Smack (2002-2004)
... Los Angeles rockers Smack featured ex-Supercool singer L'Amour, former Roxx Gang and Supercool guitarist Stacey Blades, bass player Jamie Zimlin and Junkyard drummer ... With Smack's demise in 2004, Stacey Blades joined L.A ...

More definitions of "smack":

  • (noun): A sailing ship (usually rigged like a sloop or cutter) used in fishing and sailing along the coast.
  • (verb): Have an element suggestive (of something).
    Synonyms: reek
  • (noun): An enthusiastic kiss.
    Synonyms: smooch
  • (noun): The act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand.
    Synonyms: smacking, slap
  • (verb): Eat noisily by smacking one's lips.
  • (verb): Kiss lightly.
    Synonyms: peck
  • (verb): Have a distinctive or characteristic taste.
    Synonyms: taste
  • (noun): A blow from a flat object (as an open hand).
    Synonyms: slap