[libvirt] [PATCH] Allow domain disk images on root-squash NFS to coexist with security driver.

Laine Stump laine at laine.org
Thu Apr 1 16:10:38 UTC 2010

(suggested by Daniel Berrange, tested by Dan Kenigsberg)

virStorageFileGetMetadata will fail for disk images that are stored on
a root-squash NFS share that isn't world-readable.
SELinuxSetSecurityImageLabel is called during the startup of every
domain (as long as security_driver != "none"), and it will propogate
the error from virStorageFileGetMetadata, causing the domain startup
to fail. This is, however, a common scenario when qemu is run as a
non-root user and the disk image is stored on NFS.

Ignoring this failure (which doesn't matter in this case, since the
next thing done by SELinuxSetSecurityImageLabel - setting the file
context - will also fail (and that function already ignores failures
due to root-squash NFS) will allow us to continue bringing up the
domain. The result is that we don't need to disable the entire
security driver just because a domain's disk image is stored on
root-squashed NFS.
 src/security/security_selinux.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/security/security_selinux.c b/src/security/security_selinux.c
index 6680e2d..3e20475 100644
--- a/src/security/security_selinux.c
+++ b/src/security/security_selinux.c
@@ -430,7 +430,7 @@ SELinuxSetSecurityImageLabel(virDomainObjPtr vm,
         path = NULL;
         if (ret < 0)
-            return -1;
+           break;
         if (meta.backingStore != NULL &&

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