[fedora-virt] Fedora virtualization -- comments and questions

Robert L Cochran cochranb at speakeasy.net
Thu Jun 25 17:13:08 UTC 2009

On 06/25/2009 12:36 PM, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> On Thursday 25 June 2009 12:17:52 Thomas Sjolshagen wrote:
>> Quoting Gene Czarcinski<gene at czarc.net>:
>>> As far as SELinux goes, I read (somewhere in documentation) that a)
>>> iso images
>>> had to be under /var/lib/libvirt/images and that b) the SELinux
>>> context values
>>> would be set to "virt_image_t".  This may not be the way the software
>>> actual works but this is what is described in some related documentation.
>> Considering the uniqueness of this setup, maybe it makes more sense to
>> simply disable SELinux and thus avoid labeling issues altogether?
> I DO NOT consider this an option.  If things do not work with respect to
> SELinux it is either a bug or I do not understand something.

These days, SELinux works so well that I can pretty much run in 
enforcing mode and not realize it -- it just works. I did have small 
problems with passing USB devices through to virtual guests, and some of 
the newer apps like puppet which are not virtualization related. I filed 
bugs. Dan Walsh responds to bug reports very quickly and often suggests 
a workaround fix.  I can't really see SELinux as a big issue.


More information about the Fedora-virt mailing list