avc: denied { ioctl }?

Stephen Smalley sds at tycho.nsa.gov
Wed Jun 8 14:17:44 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 08:53 -0500, Hongwei Li wrote:
> Thanks for the help.  The strnage thing is that after June 6, 18:00, this
> message avc:  denied  { ioctl }... suddenly does not show up any more (up to
> now, June 8, 9am).  If it shows up again, I will do the above.  Now, I am just
> curious what happened.  I did not change the policy in these two days, did not
> change any system setting either.  What does the error message mean?  What is
> loadavg?

perl script attempted to probe /proc/loadavg, likely was redirecting
stdin from it and did the usual check to see if it was a
tty.  /proc/loadavg contains load average information provided by the

Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency

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