[CentOS] selinux getsebool request

Tue Apr 12 17:10:20 UTC 2016
John Jasen <jjasen at realityfailure.org>

Out of faint curiosity, how do we push change requests upstream to RHEL?

I'm using puppet to automate systems, including the application of
SELinux policy. While setsebool -P is non-damaging to repeat, it is time
consuming -- taking about 45 seconds per execution to process the
existing policy and re-commit to disk.

I'd like a simple ability to put an unless in the execution of
setsebool, to key off whether its necessary -- to reduce a SELinux
puppet run from 250 seconds to about 60.  Unfortunately, in the current
format, getsebool has defeated me.

Would it be possible to have getsebool extended, so something like
getsebool -b $variablename would return true or false as the exit code?