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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 5/5] lxc: don't unmount subtree if it contains the source of the mount

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 09:27:28AM +0100, Cedric Bosdonnat wrote:
On Tue, 2014-11-25 at 08:48 +0100, Martin Kletzander wrote:
On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 09:54:46PM +0100, Cédric Bosdonnat wrote:
>The typical case where we had a problem is with such a filesystem
>definition as created by virt-sandbox-service:
>    <filesystem type='bind' accessmode='passthrough'>
>      <source dir='/var/lib/libvirt/filesystems/mysshd/var'/>
>      <target dir='/var'/>
>    </filesystem>
>In this case, we don't want to unmount the /var subtree or we may
>loose the access to the source folder.

I probably didn't quite get this.  This is only true when host root is
the root of the container, isn't it?  And in that case it doesn't make
much sense to do this.

Indeed that happens when the host root is mounted as the container
root... and that's what virt-sandbox-service does. We have this
situation when the libvirt-sandbox service has a disk image:
 * The disk image is mounted to /var/lib/libvirt/filesystems/<name>
 * Quite a few items from /var/lib/libvirt/filesystems/<name> are
   bind mounted to their equivalent in the container root, and /var is
   one of them.

OK, and the mount below is done in the namespace of the container and
since we drop CAP_SYS_ADMIN, we're safe from the guest unmounting the

We can't handle this in case of circular dependencies and I guess it
doesn't make sense to even check for it.  It will just fail anyway.

So ACK, thanks for the explanation.


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