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SubjectRe: [bug] latest -git boot hang

* Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov> wrote:

> > Right now i have about 40 such annotations for -tip testing:
> >
> > fs/Kconfig: depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
> > fs/Kconfig: depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
> > security/selinux/Kconfig: depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
> > security/smack/Kconfig: depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
> > security/Kconfig: depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
>
> What in particular under fs/Kconfig and security/*Kconfig falls into
> this category, and why? What constitutes a "generic distro bootup"?
> For distros that support SELinux, it obviously shouldn't break the
> bootup (there have of course been cases where it has, but those were
> bugs that have been addressed, including the recent /proc/net
> breakage), and for other distros, it should yield no effect as no
> policy will be loaded and thus SELinux just allows everything.

got this one for rootplug:

--- linux.orig/security/Kconfig
+++ linux/security/Kconfig
@@ -93,6 +93,11 @@ config SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES
config SECURITY_ROOTPLUG
bool "Root Plug Support"
depends on USB=y && SECURITY
+
+ # fails with hard-to-debug "could not find init" boot failure
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT


and this one:

--- linux.orig/security/selinux/Kconfig
+++ linux/security/selinux/Kconfig
@@ -97,6 +97,11 @@ config SECURITY_SELINUX_CHECKREQPROT_VAL
config SECURITY_SELINUX_ENABLE_SECMARK_DEFAULT
bool "NSA SELinux enable new secmark network controls by default"
depends on SECURITY_SELINUX
+
+ # old system booted up with this cannot ssh out
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT

i also have this temporary annotation:

--- linux.orig/security/smack/Kconfig
+++ linux/security/smack/Kconfig
@@ -1,6 +1,9 @@
config SECURITY_SMACK
bool "Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel Support"
depends on NETLABEL && SECURITY_NETWORK
+ # breaks networking (TCP connections)
+ depends on BROKEN_BOOT_ALLOWED
+ select BROKEN_BOOT
default n
help
This selects the Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel.
has this problem been fixed? A test is only a success if the freshly
booted kernel can autonomously ssh out over a real network and can
indicate success to the QA server. I've got a good mix of old and new
distros as well.

Ingo


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