Issue with selinux and swapfiles in FC5?

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at
Thu Feb 16 15:25:23 UTC 2006

Fabio Mollify wrote:
> Hi. I found this line in my logs:
> audit(1140033999.212:6): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=2171
> comm="swapon" name="swapfile" dev=sda2 ino=67052
> scontext=system_u:system_r:fsadm_t:s0
> tcontext=system_u:object_r:default_t:s0 tclass=file
> I'm just experimenting with selinux, so I set it up in permissive mode
> and the swap was activated.
> Is there a way to get rid of it? (or can it be considered harmless?)
> Thanks in advance.
> Fabio
chcon -t swapfile_t swapfile

should fix the problem. (swapfile_t needs to be made a customizable 
type.   Also needs a man page)

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