[libvirt] [PATCH 2/2] Do not generate security_model when fs driver is anything but 'path'

Deepak C Shetty deepakcs at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Dec 26 09:19:55 UTC 2011

On 12/22/2011 11:00 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:24:57AM +0530, Deepak C Shetty wrote:
>> On 12/21/2011 08:11 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 11:17:17AM +0530, Deepak C Shetty wrote:
>>>> QEMU does not support security_model for anything but 'path' fs driver type.
>>>> Currently in libvirt, when security_model ( accessmode attribute) is not
>>>> specified it auto-generates it irrespective of the fs driver type. Also
>>>> when virt-manager (vmm) adds a new fs device with default security_model
>>>> the input xml passed to libvirt does not contain accessmode attribute, but
>>>> libvirt generates it as part of the virDomainDefine flow, which should
>>>> only be done if fs driver is of type 'path', else not. This patch fixes
>>>> these issues.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Deepak C Shetty<deepakcs at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>   src/conf/domain_conf.c  |   13 +++++++++----
>>>>   src/qemu/qemu_command.c |   15 +++++++++------
>>>>   2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>>>> diff --git a/src/conf/domain_conf.c b/src/conf/domain_conf.c
>>>> index 8b89a0b..2c91f82 100644
>>>> --- a/src/conf/domain_conf.c
>>>> +++ b/src/conf/domain_conf.c
>>>> @@ -10019,10 +10019,15 @@ virDomainFSDefFormat(virBufferPtr buf,
>>>>           return -1;
>>>>       }
>>>> -
>>>> -    virBufferAsprintf(buf,
>>>> -                      "<filesystem type='%s' accessmode='%s'>\n",
>>>> -                      type, accessmode);
>>>> +    if (def->fsdriver == VIR_DOMAIN_FS_DRIVER_TYPE_PATH ||
>>>> +        def->fsdriver == VIR_DOMAIN_FS_DRIVER_TYPE_DEFAULT) {
>>>> +        virBufferAsprintf(buf,
>>>> +                          "<filesystem type='%s' accessmode='%s'>\n",
>>>> +                          type, accessmode);
>>>> +    } else {
>>>> +        virBufferAsprintf(buf,
>>>> +                          "<filesystem type='%s'>\n", type);
>>>> +    }
>>> No, this isn't right. We should *always* include the accessmode
>>> in the XML. Only at time of use should we decide whether the
>>> requested accessmode can be supported or not.
>> fsdriver type 'handle' does not support 'accessmode', if we include it
>> in the xml, wouldn't it be misleading at the xml level ?. Also when
>> viewed from virsh/VMM, we do
>> not want to show accessmode attribute, if user selected fs driver type
>> as 'handle'. If we end up including accessmode in the xml always, it would
>> be misleading there too, correct ?
> You are missing my point. For every filesystem we pass through to
> the guest, there is an access mode. Some drivers only support
> one access mode, other drivers support several access modes. The
> XML should show the access mode at all times, even if there is only
> a choice of one mode for certain drivers. The fact that there is
> only a choice of one mode, is an implementation detail of QEMU.
> Individual driver impl details should not leak up into the XML
> parsing code, which is why we should be dealing with this by
> reporting an error in the QEMU driver.
> Daniel
Hi Dan,
     Its possible for fs driver to not support accessmode at all. fs 
driver type proxy
and synthfs are examples, qemu already supports these today. Proxy 
driver is for
passthru + TOCTOU vulnerability fix and synthfs help export 
host/hypervisor info
to a trusted guest/domain. In both of these cases, accessmode does not make
any sense. So i feel it should be ok for accessmode not to be supported for
a particular fs driver type.

    For  the 'handle' fs driver type, qemu currently throws error if 
is present when fs driver is handle, hence the need to check for 
anything but
local/default fs driver in libvirt and not to generate security_model, 
else it would just
result in qemu error and user won't be able to create a domain.

    Having said the above, I also think its logical to have accessmode 
for 'handle' case
since the behaviour maps to 'passthru' mode, Aneesh can correct me here 
if i am
wrong, but since qemu won't allow us to specify security_model when its 
handle type,
i was thinking to support a 4th accessmode in libvirt called 'default' 
and set that in xml
when fs driver is handle, will that work ? If acessmode is set to 
'default" it also takes care
of not generating the security_model when fs driver is handle in 
libvirt, and qemu
cmdline will be a valid one. Ofcouse will add code libvirt to generate 
unsuppported error
for anything but accessmode= 'default'  when fs driver is handle.

Pls let me know your comments, based on which will post v2.


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