[Gluster-devel] What's the status of selinux integration?

Bob Arendt rda at rincon.com
Sat Aug 8 00:30:21 UTC 2015

I'm currently using gluster 3.6.2, and I've been exploring the gluster docs
and source trees.  The man pages seem to indicate that there *should*
be selinux support, perhaps augmented by adding a --selinux argument
to glusterd, glusterfsd, and adding a selinux option to the glusterfs mount.

But it looks like the gluster implementation is incomplete (or there's
a configuration option that I'm missing).  Despite asserting these
options on every level, I am unable to change the security context
on any file or directory.  It remains statically assigned to:
The context on the underlying brick is ignored as well.

Looking at the source for glusterd on github (which normally starts
glusterfsd instances), glusterd does not have a mechanism to place a
"--selinux" argument on the glusterfsd command line.  Likewise, I don't
see much in the source that actually refers to selinux.

Looking here:

.. I think that "There's really not any coding involved in the gluster side ..."
might not be correct.  We really need to be able set per-directory and per-file
selinux contexts in subdirectories on gluster volumes.

Is there a plan or work being done that would support per-directory selinux contexts?

Let me apologize in advance if this work is complete and I've missed
a configuration item to enable it.  But scouring the documentation and
source code I could not find it.  Any help or information would be appreciated.

Thank you,
-Bob Arendt

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