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authorIan Kent <raven@themaw.net>2018-06-07 17:11:45 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2018-06-07 17:34:39 -0700
commit8240b716e200b3da215ea5a22a49f76f2c846a78 (patch)
tree24dbe439af3d25054b2874d54379ed45a9e46acf
parentautofs: update MAINTAINERS entry for autofs (diff)
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autofs: comment on selinux changes needed for module autoload
Due to the autofs4 module using a file system type name of autofs different from the module containing directory name autoload did not function properly. To work around this kernel configurations have often elected to build the module into the kernel. This can result in selinux policies that prohibit autoloading of the autofs module which need to be changed. Add a comment about this to "possible changes" section of the autofs4 module help. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/152686474171.6155.1239659539983577463.stgit@pluto.themaw.net Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
-rw-r--r--fs/autofs4/Kconfig6
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/autofs4/Kconfig b/fs/autofs4/Kconfig
index 2c2fdf989f90..99fda4d6da25 100644
--- a/fs/autofs4/Kconfig
+++ b/fs/autofs4/Kconfig
@@ -29,6 +29,12 @@ config AUTOFS4_FS
and the module name are the same as the file system name there
is no need to manually load module.
- any "alias autofs autofs4" will need to be removed.
+ - due to the autofs4 module directory name not being the same as
+ its file system name autoloading didn't work properly. Because
+ of this kernel configurations would often build the module into
+ the kernel. This may have resulted in selinux policies that will
+ prevent the autofs module from autoloading and will need to be
+ updated.
Please configure AUTOFS_FS instead of AUTOFS4_FS from now on.