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Date:	Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:32:01 -0400
From:	Eric Paris <eparis@...isplace.org>
To:	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...k.pl>
Cc:	Robert Hancock <hancockrwd@...il.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Kernel Testers List <kernel-testers@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [Bug #14474] restorecond going crazy on 2.6.31.4 - inotify 
	regression?

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 4:24 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@...k.pl> wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 October 2009, Robert Hancock wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@...k.pl> wrote:
>> > This message has been generated automatically as a part of a report
>> > of regressions introduced between 2.6.30 and 2.6.31.
>> >
>> > The following bug entry is on the current list of known regressions
>> > introduced between 2.6.30 and 2.6.31.  Please verify if it still should
>> > be listed and let me know (either way).
>> >
>> >
>> > Bug-Entry       : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14474
>> > Subject         : restorecond going crazy on 2.6.31.4 - inotify regression?
>> > Submitter       : Robert Hancock <hancockrwd@...il.com>
>> > Date            : 2009-10-16 0:03 (11 days old)
>> > References      : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=125565159520489&w=4
>>
>> This is definitely reproducible on 2.6.31.4 on CentOS 5.4, I'll likely
>> try 2.6.31.5 shortly, but it doesn't seem like any of the 2.6.31.5
>> patches touch inotify..

It's a restorecond bug.  restorecon acted as if watch descriptors
could never be reused.  They weren't on old kernels and it's possible
they are reused now.  Restorecon was fixed.

http://marc.info/?l=selinux&m=125380417916233&w=2

a change in the kernel caused a buggy userspace program to break.  I
know how to put the kernel back the way it was, but I don't know if we
call this a regression, you guys tell me.

-Eric
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