Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at
Tue Aug 1 13:27:25 UTC 2006

On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 02:24:26PM +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> 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 ?

Yes, it is.
Axel.Thimm at
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