Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434602
selinux message spam, boot hangs
Last modified: 2009-07-14 14:27:07 EDT
Description of problem:
When booting here (dual-core i686) I get hundreds of SELinux messages, that end
udevd_event[...]: selinux_setfilecon: matchpathcon(/dev/dm-6)
and the boot hangs. I did a "fixfiles relabel" to make sure it isn't a SELinux
mislabeling problem, same result. SELinux is enabled, in Permissive mode. With
kernel-18.104.22.168-28.fc9.i686 the machine works fine (all later kernels don't work
for one reason or the other).
Nothing at all seems to make its way into /var/log/messages.
The almost exact same setup on x86_64 doesn't complain and works fine (modulo
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
*** Bug 433861 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
kernel-2.6.25-0.64.rc2.git5.fc9.i686 shows the same. As suggested in 433861 I
rebooted with "enforcing=0" (same result), then into the working
kernel-22.214.171.124-28.fc9.i686 (last one that works here). "restorecon /" seems to
do nothing, and rebooting into the new kernel hangs again.
This system was migrated from Fedora 7 to rawhide when Fedora 8 was near, and
has been updated almost daily since.
Tried again, it is "just" that udev startup takes even ridiculously longer than
"restorecon -R /" gives thousands of messages like:
restorecon set context
This is both for files in my $HOME and system files (/usr/lib/*, etc).
With kernel-2.6.25-0.64.rc2.git5.fc9.i686 X fails to start.
Created attachment 295750 [details]
/var/log/Xor.0.log for failure
Still SELinux message spamming with kernel-2.6.25-0.65.rc2.git7.fc9.i686, X
fails to start. The log file is attached.
What Filesystem are you using?
kernel-2.6.25-0.69.rc3.git1.fc9.i686 hangs (udev does fail to start, lots of
further SELinux messages, and then hang). Last message is:
udevd_event[...]: selinux_setscreatecon: matchpathcon(/dev/sg1)
Are you using upstart for init?
Can you boot in permissive mode?
Please attach the /var/log/audit/audit.log file
Created attachment 296254 [details]
Requested audit.log (after rebooting and doing other stuff)
Please UNINSTALL seedit. This package hammers all over selinux-policy package.
You might need to reinstall the selinux-policy package and relabel.
Or report this as a bug to the seedit people.
Yep, that fixed it. Many thanks, and sorry for wasting your time.
Shouldn't seedit be retired? This is then a severe bug in that package...
I am reassigning to seedit.
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