Bug 120075 - SELinux FAQ - is ext2/3 the only available file system?
SELinux FAQ - is ext2/3 the only available file system?
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-faq (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Wade
Tammy Fox
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Blocks: 118757
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Reported: 2004-04-05 16:15 EDT by Karsten Wade
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:05 EDT (History)
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Description Karsten Wade 2004-04-05 16:15:12 EDT
Description of change/FAQ addition:

Are other file systems besides ext2 and ext3 supported under SELinux,
such as XFS or ReiserFS?

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Version-Release of FAQ (found on

 selinux-faq-1.0-4 (2004-04-05-T04:20-0800)
Comment 1 Karsten Wade 2004-04-05 19:35:31 EDT
<notting> XFS supports labels, as I recall.

<jamesm> devpts can also be labeled with xattrs.
Comment 2 Karsten Wade 2004-04-05 20:41:35 EDT
<sct> Yes, the XFS xattr support got the security.* namespace added on
Jan 30 this year, so it should work fine
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-04-06 16:06:37 EDT
devpts, of course, isn't really a user-installable filesystem.
Comment 4 Karsten Wade 2004-04-06 19:21:08 EDT
To be included in 1.0-5.

## begin snippet from FAQ

Q:. What file systems can I use for SELinux?

A:. The file system must support xattr labels in the right security.*
namespace. In addition to ext2/ext3, XFS has recently added support
for the necessary labels. 

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