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Re: [libvirt] New QEMU daemon for persistent reservations



On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 11:57:56AM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 27/11/2017 10:40, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > 
> > If we had one daemon per QEMU, then we would give the daemon the same
> > MCS label as QEMU. The kernel will thus enforce this label matches the
> > label on the QEMU process when it connects to the UNIX socket. The kernel
> > will also validate the label on the disk file descriptor passed to the
> > daemon by QEMU.
> > 
> > If we had one daemon per host, then that daemon will need a generic
> > label that lets all QEMUs connect to it. When QEMU passes in a disk
> > FD, the daemon will need to query the SELinux context of the remote
> > QEMU process, and then perform a userspace ACL check of that against
> > the FD that is passed in.
> > 
> > The latter case means the QEMU helper will need to link to libselinux
> > and performs checks itself.
> 
> Then it seems much better to use one daemon per QEMU, indeed.

That would rule out using persistent reservations for unprivileged QEMU
though, because we still need sVirt protection for that.

Regards,
Daniel
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