Bug 474182 - LVs created in an existing VG have wrong SELinux label
LVs created in an existing VG have wrong SELinux label
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F11VirtTarget 494832
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Reported: 2008-12-02 12:37 EST by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2009-08-05 12:35 EDT (History)
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-12-02 12:37:04 EST
Description of problem:
if one creates a volume in a pool that is an existing VG, the SELinux context is not set correctly

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open virt-manager
2. have a storage pool that is an existing Volume Group with free Physical Extents (VG_x60_internal in my case)
3. create a new volume (eg. KVM_test) in that pool
Actual results:
# ls -lZ /dev/mapper/VG_x60_internal-KVM_test 
brw-------  root root system_u:object_r:fixed_disk_device_t:s0 /dev/mapper/VG_x60_internal-KVM_test

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Additional info:
I do understand that this is a difficult case as my existing VG also has LVs for / and swap and we definitely do not want to change the context of these, but new volumes created in the GUI should be labelled with the correct context.
Comment 1 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-12-02 12:38:17 EST
oops, forgot the versions:
Comment 2 Jerry Amundson 2009-03-02 14:25:27 EST
I have a different scenario, with the same result. In rawhide pre-f11,  Filesystem Directory pools, whether or not the directory exists or is created by virt-manager, are not given "virt_image_t". Startup of VM's using image files created in the pool then fail do to AVC devials.

Should this be a seperate BZ?
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2009-03-25 14:11:22 EDT
I think this is similar to bug #491245 and should be fixed in rawhide. Please re-open if not

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 491245 ***
Comment 4 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2009-04-22 08:11:13 EDT
It would seem this is not fixed.


created a volume as per initial description.

# ls -lZ /dev/mapper/vg_bcblade02-KVM_test 
brw-------. root root system_u:object_r:fixed_disk_device_t:s0 /dev/mapper/vg_bcblade02-KVM_test
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 06:05:07 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 6 Daniel Berrange 2009-08-05 11:18:48 EDT
Creating LVM volumes with a particular label while nice, shouldn't really impact running of guests using the volume.  Whenever you start a KVM guest in Fedora 11, libvirt will automatically set the correct label on all disks.

So what actual problem is this lack of labelling causing you ?
Comment 7 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2009-08-05 12:35:07 EDT
my bad, should have CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE this.
with F11

I can now create LVs in the virt-manager GUI and use them. Previously the wrong labelling was preventing use of the freshly created LVs.

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