21.2. Files Related to SELinux

The following sections describe SELinux configuration files and related file systems.

21.2.1. The /selinux/ Pseudo-File System

The /selinux/ pseudo-file system contains commands that are most commonly used by the kernel subsystem. This type of file system is similar to the /proc/ pseudo-file system.
In most cases, administrators and users do not need to manipulate this component compared to other SELinux files and directories.
The following example shows sample contents of the /selinux/ directory:
-rw-rw-rw-  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 access
dr-xr-xr-x  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 booleans
--w-------  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 commit_pending_bools
-rw-rw-rw-  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 context
-rw-rw-rw-  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 create
--w-------  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 disable
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 enforce
-rw-------  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 load
-r--r--r--  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 mls
-r--r--r--  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 policyvers
-rw-rw-rw-  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 relabel
-rw-rw-rw-  1 root root 0 Sep 22 13:14 user
For example, running the cat command on the enforce file reveals either a 1 for enforcing mode or 0 for permissive mode.