selinux + livecd-creator, May 20, 2008
sds at tycho.nsa.gov
Tue May 20 19:46:34 UTC 2008
On Tue, 2008-05-20 at 15:43 -0400, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
> Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-05-20 at 15:33 -0400, Stephen Smalley wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2008-05-20 at 15:12 -0400, Eric Paris wrote:
> >>> Making use of the wonderful new deferred selinux context patch set from
> >>> the kernel I get beautiful message like:
> >>> /sbin/restorecon reset /sbin/dump context
> >>> system_u:object_r:unlabeled_t:s0->system_u:object_r:eparis_exec_t:s0
> >>> The file wasn't really "unlabeled_t" it just wasn't a valid label on the
> >>> host machine. Since restorecon/fixfiles runs over the same files like 3
> >>> times during a livecd creation this gets rather annoying. Do we have an
> >>> interface I could use to make restorecon do the right comparison here?
> >> Well, could we instead avoid running restorecon/fixfiles multiple times
> >> on the same files? And ideally just get rpm to label the files
> >> correctly in the first place since that is why we added the kernel
> >> patch?
> > FWIW, we do a final pass with restorecon/fixfiles at the end of creating
> > the files just so that we can ensure that any files that were created as
> > the result of a %post script or anything else which doesn't transition
> > correctly (... perhaps because the policy doesn't know it needs to) ends
> > up with the right final label. This is pretty confined to just the
> > livecd-creator case, though.
> > Jeremy
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> Can we use fixfiles restore instead of restorecon. It will output a
> little "*" for every 10,000 files it relabels and we don't need to see
> thousands of useless restorecon lines.
Isn't that just the same as calling restorecon with -p rather than -v?
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