problem booting a 2.6.13 kernel with selinux enabled

Stephen Smalley sds at
Mon Sep 12 14:12:47 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 08:21 -0400, Stephen Smalley wrote:
> Sounds like you didn't enable the tmpfs security labeling support in
> your kernel .config (CONFIG_TMPFS_SECURITY).  That would prevent
> setting/getting security labels on the tmpfs /dev managed by udev, and
> thus /dev would be inaccessible to most processes.

BTW, 2.6.13-git11 obsoletes this option and the DEVPTS_FS_SECURITY
option, as it includes the generic VFS fallback for security attributes.

Stephen Smalley
National Security Agency

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