[Fwd: Security alert message on startup]

From: Stephen Smalley (sds@private)
Date: Thu Oct 21 2004 - 07:35:39 PDT


I've seen people ask about this warning several times, understandably,
as it gives the appearance that something is wrong, whereas it just
indicates that there is already a primary security module and the
requesting security module needs to fall back as a secondary (which the
capability module does).  Perhaps register_security() shouldn't be
displaying error messages itself, and defer this to the caller?  The
capability module correctly only displays a message if it also fails to
register as a secondary module.  Not a big deal to me, but as I've seen
user questions about it, it does seem to be a source of confusion...

-----Forwarded Message-----
To: Development discussions related to Fedora Core <fedora-devel-list@private>
Subject: Security alert message on startup
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 10:26:21 -0400

This has been happening for a while but I haven't seen it reported here.

 kernel: Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
 kernel: SELinux:  Initializing.
 kernel: SELinux:  Starting in permissive mode
 kernel: There is already a security framework initialized, 
register_security failed.
 kernel: selinux_register_security:  Registering secondary module 

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