[libvirt] [PATCH 5/5] qemu/rbd: improve rbd device specification

Tommi Virtanen tommi.virtanen at dreamhost.com
Fri Sep 16 17:11:51 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 10:01, Sage Weil <sage at newdream.net> wrote:
>> If I'm reading this right, that puts the ceph secret on the kvm
>> command line. That's not good, that makes it visible to anyone on the
>> host.
> Yeah, we definitely want something better, but I wanted to make sure the
> overall approach is fine before doing something too annoying with
> temporary unlinked files or environment variables or something.

That sounds good. Except for the environment variables part; while
some effort is put into guarding the environment, there have been
several ways of reading other processes' environment, historically. I
wouldn't rely on environment to stay secret, ever.

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