selinux/stable-5.12 PR 20210322
selinuxfs: unify policy load error reporting

Let's drop the pr_err()s from sel_make_policy_nodes() and just add one
pr_warn_ratelimited() call to the sel_make_policy_nodes() error path in

Changing from error to warning makes sense, since after 02a52c5c8c3b
("selinux: move policy commit after updating selinuxfs"), this error
path no longer leads to a broken selinuxfs tree (it's just kept in the
original state and policy load is aborted).

I also added _ratelimited to be consistent with the other prtin in the
same function (it's probably not necessary, but can't really hurt...
there are likely more important error messages to be printed when
filesystem entry creation starts erroring out).

Suggested-by: Paul Moore <>
Signed-off-by: Ondrej Mosnacek <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <>
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