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|Summary:||Should mv always preserve selinux contexts (esp. nfs_t)?|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Orion Poplawski <orion>|
|Component:||coreutils||Assignee:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Status:||CLOSED DEFERRED||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-01-25 11:49:52 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Orion Poplawski 2006-01-24 12:18:36 EST
Description of problem: Not really sure what is best here, but figured an open discussion would be good. It looks like mv preserves selinux contexts now, which is good for the most part. The issue I'm running into is users moving files from an nfs mount (which has context nfs_t) into their local directories. These directories are backed up by amanda, but amanda doesn't not have permission for nfs_t (a good thing by default), so these files don't get backed up. I would guess that some kind of exclusion list in mv would be unmaintainable. Perhaps the best fix is for the nfs mounts to show the contexts on the source system? Will this ever happen? Other suggestions?
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2006-01-24 12:41:24 EST
Adding dwalsh to CC. Dan, what do you think?
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2006-01-25 11:46:29 EST
The goal is to eventually get XAttr support into NFS V3/V4. Which would allow us to label files over nfs correctly.