selinux & external hd permissions.

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Sun Jun 19 16:23:48 UTC 2005

On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 18:00:24 +1000, Russell Coker said:
> On Sunday 12 June 2005 23:23, Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
> > The data will be readable off any box that supports ext3 and extended
> > attributes (I can't remember what happens if the kernel doesn't do the
> > extended attributes - whether it won't mount, or it mounts-and-ignores).
> > At worst, you'd need to drop to 'permissive' mode and/or restorecon.
> Code to support XATTRs in Ext2/3 has been there for quite a while.  Code that
> works properly (and base Ext2/3 code that has no bugs related to this) is a 
> bit newer.

I was thinking more along the lines of somebody who had build themselves a custom
kernel that had CONFIG_EXT[23]_FS_XATTR disabled

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