[ubuntu-hardened] SELinux support in upstart

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Mon Mar 19 00:28:44 GMT 2007

On Sun, 18 Mar 2007, Chad Sellers wrote:
> I know the Red Hat guys had additional reasons for doing this in init (
> http://marc.info/?l=selinux&m=106554815132096&w=2 for more info),

The one particular reason given by Russell Coker in that mail is:

] some systems do not support initrd's (EG the Sun/Cobalt Qube/RaQ hardware
] which has a Linux kernel in the BIOS which can read an Ext2/Ext3 file
] system and load a kernel - they never wrote code for loading an initrd).

One of the designs of initramfs, is that the filesystem is appended onto the
end of the kernel as a compressed cpio archive.  So on a system with a
bootloader that does not support initrd (Cobalt), the initramfs can be
appended on the end of the kernel-image.

Do you know if Red Hat have a list of other reasons/issues somewhere;  it
would be useful to be able to go through them and check off against each
item that we do actually have everything covered.

Why do one side of a triangle when you can do all three.   Nottingham, GB

More information about the ubuntu-hardened mailing list