[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen: remove size limit of privcmd-buf mapping interface

>>> Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx> 11/01/18 3:23 PM >>>
>On 01/11/2018 15:18, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx> 11/01/18 1:34 PM >>>
>>> Currently the size of hypercall buffers allocated via
>>> /dev/xen/hypercall is limited to a default of 64 memory pages. For live
>>> migration of guests this might be too small as the page dirty bitmask
>>> needs to be sized according to the size of the guest. This means
>>> migrating a 8GB sized guest is already exhausting the default buffer
>>> size for the dirty bitmap.
>>> There is no sensible way to set a sane limit, so just remove it
>>> completely. The device node's usage is limited to root anyway, so there
>>> is no additional DOS scenario added by allowing unlimited buffers.
>> But is this setting of permissions what we want long term? What about a
>> de-privileged qemu, which still needs to be able to issue at least dm-op
>> hypercalls?
>Wouldn't that qemu have opened the node while still being privileged?

Possibly, but how does this help? As soon as it's unprivileged it must not
be able to hog resources anymore.

Anyway, with Andrew's reply my point may be irrelevant, but I have to
admit I'm not entirely sure.


Xen-devel mailing list



Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.