2.12. Special Interfaces and File Systems

Some of these are discussed more extensively in other locations, and are here to highlight their nature. These are various special interfaces into the kernel and file system details.


The shared library libselinux provides an abstraction layer for all of these interfaces. If you are writing an application, use this library instead of trying to directly access these interfaces. To see what is provided with libselinux, run the command rpm -ql libselinux. This will show all the utilities and associated manual pages included in the library.