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Bug 235311 - section 18.7.6 where it talks about SELINUX with XEN
section 18.7.6 where it talks about SELINUX with XEN
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Virtualization_Guide (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Don Domingo
Michael Hideo
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Reported: 2007-04-04 20:00 EDT by Michael Hideo
Modified: 2013-01-10 16:45 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0611
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-11-07 11:43:01 EST
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Fix to Screenshot (13.21 KB, image/png)
2007-04-04 20:12 EDT, Michael Hideo
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0611 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Virtualization_Guide enhancement update 2007-10-30 12:18:16 EDT

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Description Michael Hideo 2007-04-04 20:00:31 EDT

I'm pasting a bit of the dialog I had with tech support regarding my
last Xen issue.  I'd like to follow up with you, as well.  This is an
instance where redhat's documentation is incomplete, and following the
given example would not work.  Can this please be fixed?

- -- Pat

03-APR-2007 11:21:31     Mayo Foundation

May I ask for directions on how to adjust selinux appropriately?

I note that the Redhat Virtualization Guide, section 18.7.6, in the
screenshot there, image 18.11, shows using a disk path
"/xen/xen-guest", obviously not "/var/lib/xen".

If this is correct about selinux, this example wouldn't work either.

Can the documentation please be adjusted to include the appropriate
selinux directions?

- -- Pat

03-APR-2007 11:21:31     Mayo Foundation
Status changes from "Waiting on Customer" to "Waiting on Red Hat".
03-APR-2007 02:08:36     Persai, Rohit

It seems that the problem is related to "selinux" policies.

By default, the path for the virtual disk is set to "/var/lib/xen",
this is in accordance with "selinux" policies.
If you have "selinux" enabled and want to specify custom path for the
virtual disk then you need to change selinux policies accordingly.

Comment 1 Michael Hideo 2007-04-04 20:12:13 EDT
Created attachment 151721 [details]
Fix to Screenshot

[mhideo@mhideo images]$ cvs commit -m"fixing screenshot to fix BZ#235311"
Fixed in DocBot


Please advise if this is only a screenshot fix.

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Comment 2 Michael Hideo 2007-04-04 22:08:44 EDT

Please confirm if the following amendment clarifies the procedure for the reader:


"This example installs a virtual system within a file.

The default SELinux policy permits xen disk images to reside in the /var/lib/xen
. If you have SELinux enabled and want to specify a custom path for the virtual
disk then you need to change SELinux policies accordingly "
Comment 3 Michael Hideo 2007-06-06 00:50:17 EDT
Adding 'cc ecs-dev-list@redhat.com for team coverage
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-07 11:43:01 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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