How to fix acv denied errors

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at
Tue Oct 2 12:10:13 UTC 2007

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Ian Leonard wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to SELinux so I may have got this wrong but....
> I am using a custom FC6 distribution that I built and installed using
> Kickstart. After installation I have two errors in the log file:
> audit(1191322730.172:5): avc:  denied  { mounton } for  pid=1606
> comm="mount" name="log" dev=hda1 ino=1035266
> scontext=system_u:system_r:mount_t:s0
> tcontext=system_u:object_r:var_log_t:s0 tclass=dir
You can allow this by setting the boolean.

setsebool -P allow_mounton_anydir 1

> Oct  2 11:59: kernel: audit(1191322771.771:34): avc:  denied  { getattr
> } for  pid=1424 comm="rhgb" name=".X0-lock" dev=hda1 ino=485340
> scontext=system_u:system_r:rhgb_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0
> tclass=file
> To take the second one, it seems that the .X0-lock needs to be allowed
> to run from the rhgb_t context. To fix this I have edited,
> /etc/selinux/targeted/src/contexts/files/file_contexts (I am running in
> targeted mode). I added the rhgb_t context to the /tmp.*.
This is the wrong thing to do.  You can add custom rules to policy by

# grep rhgb_t /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M myrhgb
# semodule -i myrhgb.pp

> Now it seems I have to run 'make load'. However there is no sign of a
> makefile anywhere (and this is true of my standard FC6 distro).
> Where am I going wrong. TIA.
What version of policy are you running?

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