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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v5] qemu: call drive_del in DetachPciDiskDevice

On 11/16/2010 03:12 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 12:23:41PM -0600, Ryan Harper wrote:
>> Currently libvirt doesn't confirm whether the guest has responded to the
>> disk removal request.  In some cases this can leave the guest with
>> continued access to the device while the mgmt layer believes that it has
>> been removed.  With a recent qemu monitor command[1] we can
>> deterministically revoke a guests access to the disk (on the QEMU side)
>> to ensure no futher access is permitted.
>> This patch adds support for the drive_del() command and introduces it
>> in the disk removal paths.  If the guest is running in a QEMU without this
>> command we currently explicitly check for unknown command/CommandNotFound
>> and log the issue.
>> If QEMU supports the command we issue the drive_del command after we attempt
>> to remove the device.  The guest may respond and remove the block device
>> before we get to attempt to call drive_del.  In that case, we explicitly check
>> for 'Device not found' from the monitor indicating that the target drive
>> was auto-deleted upon guest responds to the device removal notification.
>> 1. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.qemu/84745
>> Signed-off-by: Ryan Harper <ryanh us ibm com>
>> ---
>> Changes since v4:
>>  - removed PATH_MAX, use virAsprintf()
>>  - moved drivestr allocation before call to EnterMonitor

> ACK, once this drive_del  hits the main QEMU git repos

Shoot. I committed v3 rather than v5 upstream.  I'll have to fix that
up; sorry for my mess.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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