When SELinux does a full relabel, it prints a * for each 1000 files that it relabels.
Some users were complaining about a full relabel and not being able to estimate how much time was left.
I explained to them that I did not know how many files were on the file system, so I could not estimate how much time was left. They explained to me that there was ways to look at the file system and get then number of inodes, and then you could estimate how much time was left. I told them patches accepted, and within a couple of days, I got a patch from John Reiser.
As of policycoreutils-2.1.10-21.fc17
If you do a touch /.autorelabel; reboot or a fixfiles restore
You will see output like
# fixfiles restore
With the counter slowly rising.
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