Bug 177638 - auditing is enabled by default
auditing is enabled by default
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: audit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steve Grubb
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-01-12 11:35 EST by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-12 14:15:23 EST
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Description David Woodhouse 2006-01-12 11:35:49 EST
In a fresh FC5t2 install, system call auditing got enabled by default, which is
going to massively reduce system performance. We really shouldn't do this.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-01-12 11:38:11 EST
You mean a) the audit daemon b) the kernel config option c) something else?
Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2006-01-12 11:53:42 EST
The init script for the audit dæmon, which is installed and runs by default,
enables syscall auditing. It's like running every process on the system under
ptrace. 
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-01-12 11:58:55 EST
Assinging to package maintainer to turn it off by default.
Comment 4 Steve Grubb 2006-01-12 12:55:39 EST
Bill, the audit package was not supposed to be selected by default. Its an
optional package that someone should pick to be installed. I think this was the
arrangement that we made for RHEL4.

Regarding the init script, I have a patch in the package to turn off audit by
default, but we are still in test mode. When we get closer to a real release,
I'll turn it off. There have been kernel bugs found recently by having it on.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2006-01-12 14:15:23 EST
Moved in comps from a 'default on' package in the Core group to an optional
package in the 'System Tools' group. Note, this may not make test2.

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