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Re: [libvirt] Interface script for qemu/kvm determinately fails?



On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 8:20 PM, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 07:03:53PM +0900, Ryota Ozaki wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a question about interface script (e.g., qemu-ifup) for qemu/kvm.
>> qemu/kvm is dropped its all capabilities by libcap-ng before executed.
>> So the script that is executed by qemu/kvm will fail if it executes
>> privileged operations which are usual jobs of it.
>>
>> It means we cannot use <script> anymore? or I'm missing something?
>
> That is correct.
>
>> I think executing the script in libvirtd after creating a tap and before
>> dropping capabilities would be a solution for that issue. Am I wrong?
>
> If we want to keep the 'script' capability, then that is pretty much the
> only option I see. Personally though I'd rather people never used the
> script capability because its an opaque blackbox doing who knows what

Honestly said, I was so ;-) but now I want to incorporate external networking
tools like Open vSwitch and such tools require own special command to
connect a tap with their bridge-like interface. Then I first attempted 'script'
feature and got the problem.

I think another way is that libvirt supports such tools inside like ebtables.
Is it appreciate to libvirt? If so, I'm welcome to do that.

Thanks,
  ozaki-r


>
> Regards,
> Daniel
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