Bug 131413

Summary: fstab-sync should not create new fstab file in /tmp
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Russell Coker <russell>
Component: halAssignee: David Zeuthen <davidz>
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Description Russell Coker 2004-08-31 23:49:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
fstab-sync creates a new file under /tmp.  This causes at least two problems.

One problem is that if /tmp and /etc are not on the same file system then the process of moving the temporary file to /etc has race conditions that could potentially leave a machine unbootable if a power failure occurs at the wrong time.

Another problem is that in SE Linux a file created in /tmp gets the type tmp_t by default.  If /etc/fstab gets this type then it can't be used by most programs (the system may fail to boot).

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boot machine

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The solution is to use a temporary file name /etc/fstab.new or similar.
Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2004-09-01 06:05:43 EDT
This have been addressed in bug #131187; the fix is in Rawhide
(hal-0.2.97.cvs20040901-1). I have some concerns on how to properly
update files atomically if relabeling is required; expressed here:


comments, suggestions are welcome.


*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 131187 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:05:24 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.