|| ||John Reiser <jreiser-AT-BitWagon.com>|
|| ||SELinux kills multiboot|
|| ||Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:11:44 -0800|
Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux), a large project that is working
thick and fast with Fedora Core, is creating compatibility problems
for "hobbiest" sysadmins, or anyone who multiboots and cross-mounts
multiple filesystems on the same box.
The latest manifestation can be seen in this thread on fedora-test-list:
FC5test1 with SELinux is hazardous to any older ext3 root filesystem:
they become unbootable.
These compatibility problems seem to be even worse than the ones
that resulted from the xattr-on-symlink bugfix to ext3 more than
a year ago, when Fedora Core 2 zapped RedHat 9 and earlier ext3:
This is worthy of a short news item, if nothing else to spread
the word that you can zap yourself.
John Reiser, voice/fax +1 503 297 3754, jreiser@BitWagon.com
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