What does the
.autorelabel file located at the file root
/ do in Linux?
I know its something to do with SELinux but I can't find any information as to what it actually does. I am running CentOS 6.
Thanks in advance.
Next time when you will reboot the system, it will relabel the filesystem for SElinux automatically.
This usually occurs when labeling a file system for SELinux for the first time, or when switching between different types of policy, such as changing from the targeted to the strict policy.
More info is provided via the CentOS docs @ http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/SELinux, under heading 5.3