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Re: selinux prelink avc's (broken paths in policy?)



Christopher Ashworth wrote:
On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 15:22 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:

Is the sorting algorithm documented somewhere (the wiki?)?

The sorting algorithm is based on the following heuristics, applied in
this order:

When comparing two file contexts A and B...

- if A is a regular expression and B is not, A is less specific than B
- if A's stem length (the number of characters before the first regular
expression wildcard) is shorter than B's stem length, A is less specific
than B
- if A's string length (the entire length of the file context string) is
shorter than B's string length, A is less specific than B
- if A does not have a specified type and B does, A is less specific
than B.
- else, they are considered equally specific.

These are the same heuristics applied to file contexts when building
reference policy.
The sort is implemented as a stable iterative mergesort.

Thanks - I added this to the wiki:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SELinux/ManagingFileContext

I suspect that Dan is currently writing a new page:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SELinux/FileContext

Paul.


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