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Re: selinux on zfs(onlinux)

From: Patrick K., ITF <cto_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jun 07 2013 - 00:56:52 GMT


Excuse me, But ZFS is a patented technology Owned by Oracle Inc., and
only its implementation in CDDL was/is free.

CDDL is incompatible with GPL,

How come that ZFS can be used as root File System on Linux then?! , ZFS
cannot be integrated into kernel due to Legal reasons as explained,
unless every recipient makes modification and compilation himself/herself.

Even if you make a Module you cannot distribute it as binary, subject to
derivative work.

If you distribute it as Module you must distribute source code, and the
recipient must compile the whole kernel (on every system that is being

If you compile into binary module and distribute it, then due to linking
you still violate CDDL (derivative work)

All may result in getting sued by Oracle Inc. due to Patent violation.

Best regards,

    Patrick K.

On 6/6/2013 8:14 PM, Matthew Thode wrote:
> zfs is very close to usable as a root file-system with selinux, but is
> just missing one thing, it doesn't know what to set the root context to
> on mount.
> I am going to petition for this to be added as a property, but should it
> be called rootcontext (want to make sure it's valid).
> system_u:object_r:fs_t is what I used just to get my system working
> (including stuff like /usr, but meh).
> here is the upstream bug if curious

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