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Chrome overflows journal

asked 2015-11-14 13:58:44 -0500

mithrial gravatar image

I'm using Google Chrome (stable) from the official Google repository. When I use journalctl to inspect the latest log entries or just looking if some error occured, I see the following messages appear very often: up to ten times per minute, sometimes nothing for five minutes. I cannot see a time pattern.

Nov 14 20:49:54 hostname audit[11187]: SECCOMP auid=1000 uid=1000 gid=1000 ses=1 subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 pid=11187 comm="chrome" exe="/opt/google/chrome/chrome" sig=0 arch=c000003e syscall=273 compat=0 ip=0x7fd9807a45a4 code=0x50000

These messages clutter the journal. I looked into some auditd config files, but I did not a disable switch (?) for these messages. Or do they actually matter? They do not look like error messages (or warnings) to me.

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Have you tried SELinux troubleshooter? You could get it ignore the errors, or let them through (bad idea). However, it would be best to notify the Chrome developers that there is a problem (the problem is more likely due to Chrome not Fedora). Alternatively you can use Chromium, which has nearly all the features of Chrome and is packaged by fedora developers so should work better with Fedora (e.g. https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/... ) - the only thing is if you want Chrome's proprietary plugins you will have to add them manually from the Chrome RPM.

wilf gravatar imagewilf ( 2015-11-17 08:12:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-11-16 05:02:04 -0500

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That's just selinux letting you know that chrome is running under an unconfined context, this shouldn't be cause for concern unless you are encountering difficulty. Those are just informative messages anyway.

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Yes, I figured that, but as they are only informative, is there a way to disable them? They clutter the journal.

mithrial gravatar imagemithrial ( 2015-11-17 03:51:54 -0500 )edit

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