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Bug 1379044 - Selinux is preventing mdadm from updating metadata on shutdown. Software raid is broken
Summary: Selinux is preventing mdadm from updating metadata on shutdown. Software raid...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lukas Vrabec
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2016-09-24 09:16 UTC by Oleg Samarin
Modified: 2018-02-27 17:22 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.13.1-283.26.fc27
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Last Closed: 2018-02-27 17:22:23 UTC
Type: Bug

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This module solves the problem (deleted)
2016-10-01 09:57 UTC, Oleg Samarin
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1371991 0 unspecified CLOSED Software RAID broken! "Kernel not configured for semaphores (System V IPC). Not using udev synchronisation code. mdadm:... 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC
Red Hat Bugzilla 1375002 0 unspecified CLOSED Intel IMSM raid starts resync after each reboot 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 1375002

Description Oleg Samarin 2016-09-24 09:16:00 UTC
Description of problem:

In a selinux-enabled system a mdadm raid1 array starts resynching after each reboot, because they are marked as not clean.

If I run 'setenforce 0' before reboot, the array is successfully marked as clean and does not start being resynching after reboot.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fedora 24


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F24 with an intel imsm raid1
2. Reboot

Actual results:
raid1 starts resync

Expected results:
raid1 is clean

Additional info:
with setenforce0 I see in dmesg:

[  973.085764] audit: type=1400 audit(1474658067.814:485): avc:  denied  { write } for  pid=25632 comm="mdadm" name="md127.sock" dev="tmpfs" ino=74281 scontext=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:mdadm_var_run_t:s0 tclass=sock_file permissive=1
[  973.174343] audit: type=1400 audit(1474658067.903:486): avc:  denied  { rename } for  pid=25634 comm="mdadm" name="" dev="tmpfs" ino=79403 scontext=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:mdadm_var_run_t:s0 tclass=file permissive=1

md127.sock is the socket used for communication with mdmon process tat updates the metadata. If mdadm can not write to it, mdadm does not update metadata on that the array is clean

The filename of .sock file may be different, so it shouldn't ba hardcoded in the policy.

Comment 1 Oleg Samarin 2016-09-25 19:16:42 UTC
This bug has been raised by the change

Since this, the domain init_t does not more have rights to files in other domains.

I don't know how to fix the security domain of mdadm: it is run by dracut from initramfs. Dracut is not ready now to support selinux labels for initramfs contents, so the context of mdadm does not trnsit from init_t to mdadm_t.

But as a workaround adding these rules solved the problem for me:

allow init_t mdadm_var_run_t:file rename;
allow init_t mdadm_var_run_t:sock_file { relabelto write };

May they be added to raid.te of fedora-selinux/selinux-policy ?

Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-09-27 15:13:44 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 3 Oleg Samarin 2016-10-01 09:57:39 UTC
Created attachment 1206498 [details]
This module solves the problem

The rules in the previous comment are not sufficient. Use ones from the file attached

Comment 4 robert.shteynfeld 2016-10-06 14:48:12 UTC
Oleg, thanks for the fix.  It seems to work.

Comment 5 Rudd-O DragonFear 2016-10-17 02:10:09 UTC
The bug is not limited to only mdadm.  LUKS and even the umount command fail:

Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2017-07-25 23:13:52 UTC
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Comment 7 Fedora End Of Life 2017-08-08 17:37:16 UTC
Fedora 24 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2017-08-08. Fedora 24 is
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Comment 8 Harald Hoyer 2018-01-23 12:20:21 UTC
Was this fixed?

Comment 9 R P Herrold 2018-01-23 15:04:26 UTC
The 'time based' close of this bug, without applying the patch, seems to block:

it looks as though it may be an EASYFIX as there is a patch in hand

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2018-02-20 11:16:16 UTC
selinux-policy-3.13.1-283.26.fc27 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 27.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2018-02-20 18:19:56 UTC
selinux-policy-3.13.1-283.26.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here:

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2018-02-27 17:22:23 UTC
selinux-policy-3.13.1-283.26.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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