Bug 160650 - latest selinux rpm update contains absurd find command
Summary: latest selinux rpm update contains absurd find command
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy-targeted
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
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Reported: 2005-06-16 12:15 UTC by Tom Horsley
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-05 08:40:11 UTC

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Description Tom Horsley 2005-06-16 12:15:09 UTC
Description of problem: One of the rpms I just installed via up2date
(either selinux-policy-targeted-1.17.30-3.2 or
selinux-policy-targeted-sources-1.17.30-3.2) apparently runs a find /users
command for some reason, with NO -prune to chop off at network filesystems.
On my system /users happens to have mountpoints for about a bazillion NFS
mounts, so the find would take about 13 years to complete. Finally got
the up2date to finish by doing a kill -9 of the silly find command.

Rpms shouldn't be built with arbitrary find that could run away like
this. Be more careful. Teach people how to use -prune correctly (which
I admit is a challenge - the most obvious way to use it will search the
entire filesystem, then do the prune :-).

Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2005-08-25 15:40:52 UTC
Fixed in  policycoreutils-1.23.11-3.2

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