[CentOS] The role of /.autorelabel

Todd Cary todd at aristesoftware.com
Mon Sep 12 23:28:51 UTC 2005

How can I make sure SElinux is fully turned off...?


Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:

>On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 10:30 -0700, Todd Cary wrote:
>>I could not get vsftpd to start; kept getting the "vsftpd Dead Subsys
>>Locked" error.  On doing a Google search, I came across a fix (lost
>>the site unfortunately) and as I recall, it has something to do with
>>copying a file and having the incorrect SElinux settings (I have
>>SElinux disabled).
>>The fix was to do a fixfiles, relabel (commands that I have never
>>used) or a touch of "/.autorelabel" and rebooting.
>>It worked, but I have no idea of what I did (my lack of in depth
>>knowledge of Linux).
>/etc/rc.sysinit checks for the presence of /.autorelabel on startup, and
>if found it relabels all the files in the filesystem with their default
>SELinux file context as per the current policy. Obviously you didn't
>disable SELinux as effectively as you thought...
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