using tmpfs for /tmp and selinux

Bill Nottingham notting at
Fri Mar 25 17:56:03 UTC 2005

Stephen Smalley (sds at said: 
> > in which file should I add this?
> After further discussion on selinux list, it looks like Dan is going to
> take a different approach and not use a fscontext= or context= mount.
> Instead, he is just adding a 'restorecon /tmp' line
> to /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit so that it will get relabeled to tmp_t at that
> time, and Dan recently added the following to the policy:
> 	allow tmpfile tmpfs_t:filesystem associate;

A question: why don't mounts normally inherit the context of the
directory where they're mounted in cases like these?


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