How get file name from inode number?

Hi All,

I will generate SELinux denial using following command:

# cd /root ; passwd --help >& output.txt


# ausearch -m AVC -ts recent
type=AVC msg=audit(1535037404.461:1066390): avc: denied { write } for pid=11511 comm="passwd" path="output.txt" dev="dm-1" ino=1310732 scontext=staff_u:sysadm_r:passwd_t:s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=staff_u:object_r:admin_home_t:s0 tclass=file permissive=0

We can see that passwd process with passwd_t SELinux domain is trying to create file output.txt with label admin_home_t. We can find that admin_home_t is label for /root directory based on the output from semanage fcontext command.


# semanage fcontext -l | grep admin_home_t
/root(/.*)? all files system_u:object_r:admin_home_t:s0

But sometimes it’s not clear where the object from the AVC is stored. We just see name of the object. What could be helpful here is inode of object in the AVC message.
In our example the inode is ino=1310732.

We can use the following command to get file name and path from inode number:

# find / -xdev -inum 1310732
/root/output.txt

Now you can find where exactly the object is stored. 🙂

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