Bug 427421 - Need a way to permanently ignore specific AVC logs
Need a way to permanently ignore specific AVC logs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: setroubleshoot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John Dennis
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-03 13:22 EST by Daniel Berrange
Modified: 2008-02-28 16:43 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.0.4-3.fc8
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Last Closed: 2008-02-28 16:43:48 EST
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Description Daniel Berrange 2008-01-03 13:22:50 EST
Description of problem:
During development there are a couple of applications I use which do not yet
have suitable policy, and thus inheriting the confined domain of the app which
launches them.  

When these apps run it is 100% guarrenteed that they will generate a number of
AVC warnings. One of these apps runs once an hour. The result is that once an
hour 'setroubleshoot' pops up its little warning & logs a large bunch of AVCs I
can do nothing about, nor do I care about them.

There are other AVCs that I *do* want to track, but the repeated reporting of
AVCs I don't care about makes it impractical to use setroubleshoot at all.

Deleting the AVCs doesn't help, because they'll just be re-reported in the
future. What setroubleshoot needs in order to be useful, is a way to permantly
block individual AVCs so if the same one occurs in the future it will not be

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Comment 1 John Dennis 2008-01-03 14:04:01 EST
This is precisely the purpose of the "Filter" checkbox in the browser. Check the
filter checkbox for the alert and you won't be alerted for that AVC.

BTW, I'm aware the name column name "Filter" is probably a poor choice. The name
came into existence because the "alert is filtered", but most user's won't make
that connection. FWIW, I've updated the column name in the latest version to be
"Quiet", hopefully that will be more intuitive.
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2008-01-03 14:09:05 EST
This merely removes the status bar icon alert AFAICT - the 'filtered' AVCs are
still shown in the big browser list of AVCs. Its desirable to have them hidden
there too since that listing  of AVCs can get enourmous otherwise.
Comment 3 John Dennis 2008-01-03 14:17:27 EST
As a workaround you can mark the alert as deleted and then under the View memu
select "Hide Deleted". This works much like a IMAP email client.

Would you be happy with a view option which hid quiet alerts? That way you
wouldn't see any alerts which were marked as "quiet", this would be independent
of the delete status.
Comment 4 John Dennis 2008-01-03 14:21:00 EST
Oh, BTW the number of alerts should never be huge. We try to coalesce similar
alerts into a single alert. This was somewhat broken in some releases, if you're
getting a huge number I'd like to know what they are.

Also, recent vintage releases will automatically prune the number of active
alerts to keep things managible, I think the default is 30, it's a configuration
parameter in /etc/setroubleshoot/setroubleshoot.cfg.
Comment 5 Daniel Berrange 2008-01-03 14:33:11 EST
I'm getting a huge number because of a couple of particular applications I'm
experimenting with which have some serious flaws, hence really do generate lots
of unique / different AVCs.

A view option to hide any  'quiet'  alerts would work for me.
Comment 6 John Dennis 2008-01-03 14:59:13 EST
O.K. done.

I've implemented "hide quiet". Should appear in next build, probably
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-01-15 17:54:50 EST
setroubleshoot-2.0.2-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update setroubleshoot'
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2008-02-25 21:19:06 EST
setroubleshoot-plugins-2.0.4-3.fc8,setroubleshoot-2.0.5-2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2008-02-28 16:43:17 EST
setroubleshoot-plugins-2.0.4-3.fc8, setroubleshoot-2.0.5-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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