SELinux is preventing access to files with the label, file_t.

Andrew Farris lordmorgul at
Tue Mar 4 19:48:51 UTC 2008

Antonio Olivares wrote:
>>> SELinux is preventing access to files with the
>> label,
>>> file_t.

>> Is this file being created from a virtual machine? 
>> How is this file
>> getting there?

In my case it is definitely not a virtual machine (I'm not running any on that 
box), but I'm seeing the same thing happen with a variety of files in /tmp. 
They all seem to be session data files of some type.

I have hundreds of denials that happened with gconfd-2 a few days ago (socket 
files in tmp mostly).  Now I see many of these accesses prevented to file_t.

Files such as:
/tmp/fahcore-iolock.txt  <- I'm running folding at home, it is doing that

And more.  These are all accesses denied to /usr/sbin/tmpwatch, files (normal 
and sockets) and directories all labeled file_t.

This list is about a third of the denials I've seen pop up just this morning. 
I've seen this occurring for several days (if not more than a week) just have 
not dealt with it yet.  The issue is probably not a very recent change.  I've 
had several relabels, new kernels, and new policy while seeing this same issue, 
many denials to /usr/bin/tmpwatch for file_t.

Andrew Farris <lordmorgul at>
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