[OpenAFS] Can't mount AFS on /afs(22) on redhat EWS 4 client system.

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Thu, 8 Dec 2005 15:14:06 -0500

Quoting George Cebulka <ghc4@imap.pitt.edu>:

> Derek,
>     This is a stock install of RHEWS 4, with an up2date upgrade ran 
> as of yesterday. SO the SE policy is from RedHat.

Hmm, I've tested on RHEL 4 and FC4.  But I don't know which flavor of
RHEL I used.  I think it might be AS, not WS, but I honestly don't know.
Also, my build/test platform isn't fully up to date -- I build with the
oldest available s/w in order to protect myself from backwards-
incompatible library changes.

>     One question: Is the "kernel: openafs: no version for "sys_close" 
> found: kernel tainted." entry from my /var/adm/messages due to the 
> SELinux problem or did munge the openafs install?

Neither.  That message is relatively normal and is perfectly safe to ignore.
The tainting is due to the fact that the Linux Developers don't consider
the IPL a "valid" open source license.


> Derek Atkins wrote:
>> Please continue to CC: the list...
>> Quoting George Cebulka <ghc4@imap.pitt.edu>:
>>> Derek,
>>>    I tried a reboot and it didn;t seem to help. I think I may have 
>>> a couple of things going on here.  1) Is a problem with the SElinux 
>>> policy and it looks like my install may have a problem.
>>> The follwoing is from my /var/log/messages file:
>>> /Dec  8 14:17:22 noc-wks-02 kernel: openafs: no version for 
>>> "sys_close" found: kernel tainted./
>>> Dec  8 14:17:22 noc-wks-02 kernel: Found system call table at 
>>> 0xc0359540 (pattern scan)
>>> Dec  8 14:17:22 noc-wks-02 kernel: Starting AFS cache scan...found 
>>> 0 non-empty cache files (0%).
>>> Dec  8 14:17:22 noc-wks-02 kernel: SELinux: initialized (dev afs, 
>>> type afs), not configured for labeling
>>> Dec  8 14:17:22 noc-wks-02 kernel: audit(1134069442.629:2): avc:  
>>> denied  { mount } for  pid=2899 comm="afsd" name="/" dev=afs ino=0 
>>> scontext=user_u:system_r:initrc_t 
>>> tcontext=system_u:object_r:unlabeled_t tclass=filesystem
>>> Dec  8 14:17:23 noc-wks-02 kernel: WARM shutting down of: CB... 
>>> afs... BkG... CTrunc... AFSDB... RxEvent... UnmaskRxkSignals... 
>>> RxListener...
>> Yep, looks like an SELinux configuration problem.  You'll have to
>> fix this yourself.  Are you using a premade selinux policy or
>> did you create one yourself?  If this is the default policy
>> then we'll need to work on this with Red Hat.  If this is your
>> own policy, then you did it to yourself ;)
>> -derek
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