Bug 443982 - Qemu SELinux messages
Qemu SELinux messages
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Woodhouse
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-24 10:10 EDT by Martin Jürgens
Modified: 2009-04-20 08:42 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-04-20 05:57:24 EDT
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selinux alerts i encounter (5.17 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-24 10:10 EDT, Martin Jürgens
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Description Martin Jürgens 2008-04-24 10:10:50 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm using virt-manager to start create Qemu machines. When I finish to create
them / start them i get lots of Selinux messages. I already tried to relabel the
files stated there, but it does not fix the issues.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create qemu virtual machine using virt-manager
Actual results:
SELinux errors
Comment 1 Martin Jürgens 2008-04-24 10:10:50 EDT
Created attachment 303633 [details]
selinux alerts i encounter
Comment 2 John Poelstra 2008-04-24 18:17:58 EDT
David-is this really a qemu issue or should this be reassigned to
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:04:53 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 4 Brennan Ashton 2008-06-07 23:05:32 EDT
Assignee, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Comment 5 Daniel Berrange 2008-06-11 06:05:58 EDT
Where did you locate your disk images ?  

As of Fedora 9, if you are running with SELinux enabled & enforcing, disk images
need to be located under /var/lib/libvirt/images/

Comment 6 William Lovaton 2008-12-27 16:41:33 EST
(In reply to comment #5)
> Where did you locate your disk images ?  
> As of Fedora 9, if you are running with SELinux enabled & enforcing, disk images
> need to be located under /var/lib/libvirt/images/

I think this might be the problem.  I tried installing WinXP from the CD under qemu-kvm and it worked fine.  Then I repeated the installation copying the iso to my home directory and virt-manager failed starting the virtual machine because SELinux forbids access to the iso image.  I tried changing the context of the iso image as suggested by the troubleshooter but it didn't work.  I had to change SELinux to permissive mode temporarily while doing the installation.
Comment 7 Mark McLoughlin 2009-04-20 05:57:24 EDT
Missing info from reporter, closing
Comment 8 William Lovaton 2009-04-20 08:42:58 EDT
Mmmm, I promise I'll try this on my updated Fedora 10 laptop and post a comment here.

But, why images need to be located in /var/lib/libvirt/images/? can't a mortal user use his home directory? I think Qemu/KVM should work without root privileges.

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