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Checking status of AppArmor

cocobongo Posts: 12
edited July 2023 in LFS207 Class Forum


In section 33 - Linux Security Modules, lesson "Checking Status" regarding AppArmor, it's mentioned that:

Profiles and processes are in either enforce or complain mode, directly analogous to SELinux's enforcing and permissive modes.​ Note that in the process, listing the PID is given (command and output below):

$ ps aux | grep libvirtd
root     787  0.0  0.9  527200  35936 ?      Ssl  10:54 0:00 /usr/sbin/libvirtd
student 3346  0.0  0.0   13696   2204 pts/16 S+   11:42 0:00 grep --color=auto libvirtd

However it's not clear to me how this output relates to AppArmor, what am I looking for?

I found this other question in the LFS201 Forums but I guess this is no longer active, since LFS207?


Thank you.

Best Answer

  • luisviveropena
    luisviveropena Posts: 1,177
    edited July 2023 Answer ✓

    Hi @cocobongo,

    We just wanted to show how get the process ID of a particular process. It's not specific to the subject of AppArmour in this case. So, just for avoiding unnecessary confusion and we will remove it in the next update.

    Many regards,


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