On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 21:47 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Is there any performance differences between having selinux disabled via
a the configuration file vs disabling it in the bootloader? If so. is
this considered a bug?
There shouldn't be any difference - the late disable unregisters the
SELinux LSM hooks and NetFilter hooks altogether, so SELinux is no
longer on the code path for the kernel operations.
Back in Fedora Core 2 days, there was a big difference, because
the /etc/sysconfig/selinux disable wasn't a real disable - it just
booted permissive with no policy loaded. The runtime disable support in
the kernel came later and was included in Fedora Core 3 and later.
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