Why are overwhelming amount of audit logs generated while reloading SELinux policy?

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  • When one does something that requires an SELinux policy reload, it generates around 15000+ audit events all saying the same thing.
  • They all have the message selinux_audit_rule_match: stale rule.
  • This is coming from the function selinux_audit_rule_match() in the kernel file security/selinux/ss/services.c.
  • Is there any known issue with SELinux or kernel ?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5

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