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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 05/16] xen: defer call to xen_restrict until just before os_setup_post

On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 05:45:08PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> We need to restrict *all* the control fds that qemu opens.  Looking in
> /proc/PID/fd shows there are many; their allocation seems scattered
> throughout Xen support code in qemu.
> We must postpone the restrict call until roughly the same time as qemu
> changes its uid, chroots (if applicable), and so on.
> There doesn't seem to be an appropriate hook already.  The RunState
> change hook fires at different times depending on exactly what mode
> qemu is operating in.
> And it appears that no-one but the Xen code wants a hook at this phase
> of execution.  So, introduce a bare call to a new function
> xen_setup_post, just before os_setup_post.  Also provide the
> appropriate stub for when Xen compilation is disabled.
> We do the restriction before rather than after os_setup_post, because
> xen_restrict may need to open /dev/null, and os_setup_post might have
> called chroot.
> Currently this does not work with migration, because when running as
> the Xen device model qemu needs to signal to the toolstack that it is
> ready.  It currently does this using xenstore, and for incoming
> migration (but not for ordinary startup) that happens after
> os_setup_post.
> It is correct that this happens late: we want the incoming migration
> stream to be processed by a restricted qemu.  The fix for this will be
> to do the startup notification a different way, without using
> xenstore.  (QMP is probably a reasonable choice.)
> So for now this restriction feature cannot be used in conjunction with
> migration.  (Note that this is not a regression in this patch, because
> previously the -xen-restrict-domid call was, in fact, simply
> ineffective!)  We will revisit this in the Xen 4.11 release cycle.
> Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Anthony PERARD <anthony.perard@xxxxxxxxxx>

Anthony PERARD

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