View Full Version : SELinux and the Filesystem

SD Lead Sponge
17th May 2008, 01:31 AM
Apologies if this is the wrong forum for this.

What does SELinux do to the filesystem? Does it add additional descriptors to the files?

I am asking because I want to install several versions of linux on the same machine. Some will have selinux, some won't. They will share the same home and data partitions, and I don't want one messing up the other.

17th May 2008, 09:22 AM
Yes, selinux adds security contexts to each file. It is mostly concerned with system areas and system services so as long as those areas are not shared you shouldn't run into too many problems.

17th May 2008, 01:21 PM
selinux sucks

it's the first service stopped in my machine :)

17th May 2008, 04:02 PM

SELinux is not really a service. It is a security framework in the Linux kernel that has mitigated and minimized the impact of a number of serious security issues.