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Re: selinux hasn't been running for over a week



On 09/18/2009 09:44 AM, Steve Grubb wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Just a couple clarifications for anyone implementing this.
> 
> On Friday 18 September 2009 07:34:29 am Daniel J Walsh wrote:
>> Bottom line is a bug in the dracut scripts.  The scripts should execute
>>  load_policy and if for ANY reason load_policy fails and the machine is in
>>  enforcing mode the machine needs to crash.  (It should also log the
>>  error).
>>
>> If the kernel has SELinux and it is not in permissive mode, it should
>>  execute load_policy
> 
Yes in permissive mode load_policy will return 2 if it can not load policy.
I guess dracut should also look in /etc/selinux/config to see if the SELINUX 
environment variable is not set to enforcing.

> You mean if the machine is in permissive mode, it should load_policy, but not 
> crash. But it should log the reason so it can be debugged.
> 
>> Load_policy will exit with 0 on success or 2 on failure and SELinux in
>>  permissive mode.
> 
> And if chroot fails, we need to handle it.
> 
This will probably crash anyways.
> -Steve 


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