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On 08/01/2009 12:16 AM, Edward Kuns wrote:
> I don't know if selinux was misbehaving or was just doing the best it
> could on a crippled system. Apparently, my video card failed this
> morning, causing nouveou to write 3.5 Gig of logs to /var/log/messages
> in a matter of minutes -- the same text over and over and over. This
> filled /var. I came upon the computer many hours later. The hard drive
> light was flickering, so the computer was busy, but the computer was
> basically crashed. Unreachable from the keyboard, unreachable from the
> To make a long story short, after I replaced the video card and moved an
> enormous /var/log/messages to another partition for later review, then
> rebooted, everything came up fine. And the tail end of the logs (when I
> started cleaning things up) is full of selinux denials, almost all to
> ps. I look at setroubleshoot and it has 50/50 complaints, almost all
> about ps running in the context mysqld_safe_t, complaints such as:
> SELinux is preventing ps (mysqld_safe_t) "getattr" hald_t.
> SELinux is preventing ps (mysqld_safe_t) "getattr" initrc_t.
> SELinux is preventing ps (mysqld_safe_t) "getattr" crond_t.
> Is it worth my sending the full details for these AVCs to this list, or
> is this an expected or understood misbehavior during /var-full
> situations? (Or some 3rd option)
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It probably should be allowed.
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