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From: Chris PeBenito <>
To: Nicolas Iooss <>
Cc: refpolicy <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Rename *_var_run_t to *_runtime_t
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:52:32 -0400
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On 9/15/19 6:33 AM, Nicolas Iooss wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 11:52 PM Chris PeBenito <> wrote:
>> /var/run has moved to /run on most systems and it's use has increased
>> beyond pid files and sockets. Because of this, new types used in /run
>> have for some time followed the convention *_runtime_t. This change
>> would rename all *_var_run_t types to *_runtime_t.
>> Since this adds many aliases to the policy, the patch set also drops all
>> old backwards-compatibility aliases.
>> Any objections to this?
> Hello,
> I agree with this change.
> When I loaded the policy with your patch on my test system, my kernel
> logs issued a warning:
> SELinux:  Context sysadm_u:sysadm_r:samba_net_t became invalid (unmapped).
> SELinux:  Context sysadm_u:sysadm_r:smbcontrol_t became invalid (unmapped).
> SELinux:  Context sysadm_u:sysadm_r:winbind_helper_t became invalid (unmapped).
> This is because the following optional block from sysadm.te is now dropped:
> optional_policy(`
> samba_admin(sysadm_t, sysadm_r)
> samba_run_smbcontrol(sysadm_t, sysadm_r)
> samba_run_smbmount(sysadm_t, sysadm_r)
> samba_run_net(sysadm_t, sysadm_r)
> samba_run_winbind_helper(sysadm_t, sysadm_r)
> ')
> This block is dropped because it required two types that are not
> defined: nmbd_runtime_t and smbd_runtime_t.
> In the current refpolicy (git master), there is:
> typealias samba_var_run_t alias { nmbd_var_run_t smbd_var_run_t };
> Your pull request changes this to:
> typealias samba_runtime_t alias { nmbd_var_run_t smbd_var_run_t };
> Should nmbd_runtime_t and smbd_runtime_t be changed to samba_runtime_t
> in interface samba_admin()?

Yes. There was another interface that also had that issue.  I updated 
the PR to fix it.

> Other than that, I did not find other issues.
> Thanks,
> Nicolas

Chris PeBenito

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2019-09-14 21:51 Chris PeBenito
2019-09-15 10:33 ` Nicolas Iooss
2019-09-17  0:52   ` Chris PeBenito [this message]

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