Bug 120075 - SELinux FAQ - is ext2/3 the only available file system?
Summary: SELinux FAQ - is ext2/3 the only available file system?
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-faq
Version: devel
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karsten Wade
QA Contact: Tammy Fox
URL: http://people.redhat.com/kwade/fedora...
Depends On:
Blocks: 118757
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-05 20:15 UTC by Karsten Wade
Modified: 2007-04-18 17:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-06 23:21:08 UTC

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Description Karsten Wade 2004-04-05 20:15:12 UTC
Description of change/FAQ addition:

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

Start of thread:


Version-Release of FAQ (found on

 selinux-faq-1.0-4 (2004-04-05-T04:20-0800)

Comment 1 Karsten Wade 2004-04-05 23:35:31 UTC
<notting> XFS supports labels, as I recall.

<jamesm> devpts can also be labeled with xattrs.

Comment 2 Karsten Wade 2004-04-06 00:41:35 UTC
<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 20:06:37 UTC
devpts, of course, isn't really a user-installable filesystem.

Comment 4 Karsten Wade 2004-04-06 23:21:08 UTC
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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