Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 248913
yum update while running a kernel.org kernel causes f7-3228 to fail to boot
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:59:00 EST
Description of problem:
after booting to a non fedora kernel, I got an updates-available notification,
and I updated. Then I rebooted to fedora kernel, and it dropped me into
'repair-filesystem' shell. I ran fsck on / and /boot, no errors.
After fiddling for a while, I rebooted with enforcing=0 on boot-line,
and it relabeled all the files, then continued and booted successfully.
It then rebooted fine to f7-3228 kernel w/o further intervention.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
tedious (at least) to try to reproduce, since it would require another round of
updating while running a non-Fedora kernel.
Steps to Reproduce:
Ive filed this as a yum problem since it started the problem, though perhaps the
fix really should be elsewhere
Possible fixes, mitigations -
1- Warn that update under non selinux kernel would break the current security
2- improve the 'repair-filesystem' notification to explain the selinux
connection, eliminating the fumbling
3- re-run the selinux relabel after yum-update, under non-selinux kernel (if
post hoc ergo propter hoc doesn't apply here.
this should probably live over in mkinitrd space.
Ive repeated this test using latest updates (inc new 22.1-27 kernel), and with
previous 3228 also. IE I booted to the kernel.org kernel, then pupdated 19
packages, and rebooted to both f7 kernels, which both dropped to
repair-filesystem shell. Then rebooted to -27 after adding 'enforcing=0', and
-27 then did the relabelling, and got me booting normally again.
This has nothing to do with mkinitrd at all... I'm guessing initscripts is the
right place to handle this need for a re-label.
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