Why am I seeing the warning "WARNING:at security/security.c:51 security_ops_task_setrlimit()" in /var/log/messages on RHEL 5.9 or 5.10?

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  • After upgrading to RHEL-5.9 or 5.10 the following call traces are logged in /var/log/messages.
You need to implement a remote task_setrlimit in your security module and call it directly from this function WARNING: at security/security.c:51 security_ops_task_setrlimit()

Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff8012ee59>] security_ops_task_setrlimit+0x87/0x96
  [<ffffffff80134433>] selinux_task_setrlimit+0x2d/0x70
  [<ffffffff8009dbc9>] do_prlimit+0xd7/0x1d2
  [<ffffffff8009ed12>] sys_setrlimit+0x36/0x43
  [<ffffffff8005d29e>] tracesys+0xd5/0xdf
  • What is the impact of these messages on my system ?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 and 5.10
  • kernels 2.6.18-325.el5 to 2.6.18-371.9.1.el5

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