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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 3/3] raw-posix: Re-open host CD-ROM after media change



On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 09:19:36AM -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> On 04/04/2011 08:16 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >That doesn't really have any impact. If a desktop user is logged
> >in, udev may change the ownership to match that user, but if they
> >aren't, then udev may reset it to root:disk. Either way, QEMU
> >may loose permissions to the disk.
> 
> Then if you create a guest without being in the 'disk' group, it'll
> fail.  That's pretty expected AFAICT.

We don't *ever* want to put QEMU in the 'disk' group because
that gives it access to any disk on the system in general.

> But with libvirt today, when you launch a guest, your security
> context doesn't matter and there's no way you can control what
> context the guest gets.  libvirt is essentially creating it's own
> authorization mechanism.  Supporting ACLs goes much further down
> that path.
> 
> >>How much of a leap would it be to spawn a guest with the credentials
> >>of the user that created/defined it?  Or better yet, to let the user
> >>be specified in the XML.
> >That's a completely independent RFE which won't fix this issue in
> >the general case.
> 
> I think it really does.

Nope it doesn't.

Regards,
Daniel
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