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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] QEMU fstatfs(2) and libvirt SELinux policy



On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini redhat com> wrote:
> Il 09/03/2012 17:07, Stefan Hajnoczi ha scritto:
>>> > So am I correct that this extra permission is only needed for a single
>>> > RHEL6 release? If qemu won't be doing fstafs on an ongoing basis, it
>>> > doesn't seem like a good idea to permanently open up the permissions
>>> > allowed by virt_use_nfs
>> Paolo, your discard improvements in QEMU add FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE
>> support.  XFS supports this fallocate() flag in current kernels,
>> thereby making the XFS-specific support obsolete.
>>
>> I'm wondering whether it's worth expanding the SELinux policy if we
>> will have no fstatfs(2) callers in QEMU.  Are you planning to drop the
>> XFS code?
>
> Chris Wedgwood said that on XFS you want to do discard even if the file
> is preallocated, while this is not true on other filesystems.  So I
> guess the detection code should stay.

Okay.  I'll file a BZ as danpb suggests.

Stefan


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