[systemd-devel] systemd - move /selinux to /sys/fs/selinux - maybe remove /srv ?
greg at kroah.com
Fri Apr 29 17:46:24 PDT 2011
On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 07:07:17PM -0400, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
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> On 04/29/2011 06:56 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > On Fri, 29.04.11 00:37, Michał Piotrowski (mkkp4x4 at gmail.com) wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I think it's a very good decision - I never understood why selinux dir
> >> is directly under /.
> > Yes, I think this would be a good thing to have in F16.
> > Note however that this needs a tiny kernel patch to work, to create the
> > mount point under /sys/fs/selinux. This is a trivial patch and has been
> > done for /sys/fs/cgroup before, so I assume this would be easy to get
> > in and just needs a champion to push this forward.
> >> By the way, maybe it would be good to think about the meaning of /srv
> >> existance? For seven years FHS requires that this directory exists
> >> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#PURPOSE16A
> >> but "The methodology used to name subdirectories of /srv is
> >> unspecified as there is currently no consensus on how this should be
> >> done" - so even the authors of the standard did not have anything to
> >> say about how this directory should be used. Is there a rational
> >> reason for the existence of this directory besides FHS conformance?
> > I think /srv actually makes a lot of sense. Probably not so much on the
> > desktop, but the boundaries are blurry, and I see no reason to set
> > things up differently in this respect between servers and desktops. I
> > see little benefit in removing this directory.
> > Lennart
> I think moving /selinux is a bit more complicated then just a simple
> kernel change. We have libselinux changes, Lots of tools have learned
> over the years the path of /selinux and lots of users know about it.
> I am willing to work towards the goal of moving /selinux, but I might
> end up with a symbolic link if we can not fix all of the problems.
A symbolic link from /selinux to point at /sys/fs/selinux/ is a good
idea to help people migrate. The startup tools should be able to create
this if /sys/fs/selinux/ is not present, right?
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