Description of problem:
There is a problem with the active re-start, that is the
restart of autofs with active mounts.
The details are a bit complicated and the best way to
understand the problem is to look at bug #431716, in
particular comment #5. Bug #287411 is alao an example
of the problem.
The bottom line is that, to resolve the issue, ioctl
commands need to be sent to autofs via a miscellaneous
device node. So autofs will need appropriate access rights
to use the device file (udev creates it as /dev/autofs at
kernel module load time).
The changes for the kernel module and the daemon are well
along and I will collect specific avc messages as the final
step in my testing and post them to this bug.
The changes will, as the work progresses, need to find their
way into F8 (and perhaps F7), RHEL-5 and RHEL-4.
Created attachment 295375 [details]
Alerts from device file access
Created attachment 295376 [details]
Alerts from mount and umount
I'm also seeing these in F8.
They appear to be new alerts.
selinux-policy-3.2.8-2.fc9.noarch has the definition for /dev/autofs
The second group of avcs for mount seem to be a leaked file descriptor.
selinux-policy-3.0.8-88.fc8 has the same policy so please make sure it works in