systemd or selinux problem? CAP_SYS_MODULE/CAP_NET_ADMIN

Deron Meranda deron.meranda at
Sat Nov 19 18:38:56 UTC 2011

On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 9:42 AM, Ian Malone <ibmalone at> wrote:
> I've got quite a few of these during boot, anyone know what might be the cause?
> Loading kernel module for a network device with CAP_SYS_MODULE (deprecated).
> Use CAP_NET_ADMIN and alias X instead.
> Where X includes netdev-snd_ice1724, netdev-snd_ac97_codec, netdev-fat,
> netdev-vfat, netdev-bluetooth, netdev-nf_conntrack and others. Think
> they may all be netdev-. I've tried an autorelabel in case it's a
> labelling issue.

This sounds like neither a systemd nor an SELinux issue.  Are you
seeing anything more specific, like an AVC error?

Anyway the CAP_* symbols refer to the kernel "capabilities" (do a man
capabilities). These are kernel-level security features, but unrelated
to SELinux.

The output of lsmod may also help somebody who's more familiar with this.

Deron Meranda

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