Proposal: Improving SELinux <--> user interaction on Fedora - Kerneloops for SELinux

James Morris jmorris at
Sat Jul 19 08:16:41 UTC 2008

On Thu, 17 Jul 2008, Daniel J Walsh wrote:

> We have just added a new access called open.  Before we had only
> read/write.  You could get read/write errors from open file descriptors
> being passed around as explained above.  useradd dwalsh > ~/myhome  will
> generate an Read/write avc.  This is not some thing to worry about,
> however if named suddenly got an "open" avc on user_home_t you know you
> have a problem.  Since named should never be opening files in the homedir.

Btw, for those that missed it, I covered the new open perm here:

One effect of this is that I think you could say it makes SELinux a 
lot more Unix-y.

- James
James Morris
<jmorris at>

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