Paul Howarth paul at
Tue Aug 1 13:24:26 UTC 2006

Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 09:16:04AM -0400, Stephen Smalley wrote:
>> On Tue, 2006-08-01 at 14:51 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
>>> Does the following output help? Looks like anything called from sshd
>>> gets into hotplug_t. The main sshd process runs under
>>> system_u:system_r:kernel_t.
>> sshd running in kernel_t is the problem; that should never happen (init
>> transitions to init_t, then everything flows from it; nothing should
>> ever transition back into kernel_t).  Only kernel threads should have
>> kernel_t (init will start life as kernel_t but then transition; usermode
>> helpers like modprobe and hotplug should transition upon the exec).
> Hm. there are tons of processes in kernel_t, in fact almost everything
> but sshd initiated processes, httpd, rotatelog and spamd.
> Maybe I need to restart init yet another time (e.g. reboot). Would
> that make sense?
> I'll reboot the system in ~9h and check again whether any process but
> kernel threads got lost in kernel_t.

Is /sbin/init labelled as system_u:object_r:init_exec_t ?


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