Bug 434602 - selinux message spam, boot hangs
Summary: selinux message spam, boot hangs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: seedit
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Yuichi Nakamura
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 433861 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-02-23 01:26 UTC by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2009-07-14 18:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:27:07 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
/var/log/Xor.0.log for failure (659.99 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-24 22:30 UTC, Horst H. von Brand
no flags Details
Requested audit.log (after rebooting and doing other stuff) (2.56 MB, text/plain)
2008-02-28 20:26 UTC, Horst H. von Brand
no flags Details

Description Horst H. von Brand 2008-02-23 01:26:14 UTC
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- 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
gdm crashing).

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Comment 1 Horst H. von Brand 2008-02-23 01:38:06 UTC
*** Bug 433861 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Horst H. von Brand 2008-02-23 22:56:18 UTC
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- (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.

Comment 3 Horst H. von Brand 2008-02-24 15:22:22 UTC
Tried again, it is "just" that udev startup takes even ridiculously longer than
"restorecon -R /" gives thousands of messages like:

  restorecon set context
failed:'Invalid argument

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.

Comment 4 Horst H. von Brand 2008-02-24 22:30:52 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Daniel Walsh 2008-02-26 16:04:33 UTC
What Filesystem are you using?

Comment 6 Horst H. von Brand 2008-02-28 12:48:04 UTC
ext3 throughout

Comment 7 Horst H. von Brand 2008-02-28 12:51:55 UTC
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)

Comment 8 Daniel Walsh 2008-02-28 14:40:23 UTC
Are you using upstart for init?

Can you boot in permissive mode?

Please attach the /var/log/audit/audit.log file

Comment 9 Horst H. von Brand 2008-02-28 20:26:50 UTC
Created attachment 296254 [details]
Requested audit.log (after rebooting and doing other stuff)

Comment 10 Daniel Walsh 2008-02-28 20:47:50 UTC
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.

Comment 11 Horst H. von Brand 2008-02-29 13:28:09 UTC
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...

Comment 12 Daniel Walsh 2008-02-29 16:34:50 UTC
I am reassigning to seedit.

Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:35:16 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 15 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 18:27:07 UTC
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