SELinux: love it or hate it, it's a pain in the ass. Sometimes you just need it out of the way. I'm not here to judge.
Checking SELinux status:
SELinux status: enabled
SELinuxfs mount: /sys/fs/selinux
SELinux root directory: /etc/selinux
Loaded policy name: targeted
Current mode: enforcing
Mode from config file: enforcing
Policy MLS status: enabled
Policy deny_unknown status: allowed
Max kernel policy version: 31
Disabling SELinux in real-time:
# setenforce 0
To prevent SELinux from being enabled on next boot edit /etc/selinux/config and set SELINUX to disabled:
# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
# enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
# permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
# disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
# SELINUXTYPE= can take one of three two values:
# targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
# minimum - Modification of targeted policy. Only selected processes are protected.
# mls - Multi Level Security protection.
If you have installed the setroubleshoot package you may notice setroubleshootd taking up CPU cycles; if you are permanently disabling selinux this daemon serves no function. It is launched by dbus rather than its own unit script; the easiest way to disable it is to simply remove the setroubleshoot package.
# yum remove setroubleshoot