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[libvirt] [RFC PATCH 0/2] audit cgroup ACL actions in qemu



I'm following up on danpb's patches to add initial audit support to
qemu actions (see around commit 8dc136b in Oct 2010).  Another useful
thing to audit is all changes to the device ACL whitelist via the
cgroup device controller - namely, any time that the qemu cgroup is
altered to allow or deny access to a (set of) devices.

I saw an alternate suggestion for collecting the needed audit
information by using an inotify script outside of libvirt that
monitors changes to the cgroup file system corresponding to each qemu
instance; however, this had the drawback that it can only monitor that
a change is being attempted, but not the actual change being made.  It
is necessary to use libvirt to provide the audit information, in order
to have a rich enough set of information to make the audit worthwhile.

I believe this patch series catches all instances where libvirt
modifies the whitelist for a qemu instance, but I didn't do anything
for when libvirt first creates a separate cgroup device whitelist as
part of starting a new guest.  Also, I'm not sure if the amount of
information passed to the audit is adequate, or if it needs tweaking.

Also, libvirt blindly passes a long list of paths through the
low-level util/cgroup.c functions, including non-devices where it
ignores the EINVAL failure later.  But this could pollute the audit
log with entries corresponding to cases where altering the actual
cgroup was never even attempted.  Should I tweak things to only do an
audit when an actual cgroup change was attempted (perhaps by modifying
util/cgroup.c to return 0 on success, 1 on skip, and -errno on
failure, rather than the current -EINVAL on skip)?

This is post-0.8.8 material.

Eric Blake (2):
  audit: prepare qemu for listing vm in cgroup audits
  audit: add qemu hooks for auditing cgroup events

 src/qemu/qemu_audit.c   |   48 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 src/qemu/qemu_audit.h   |    9 +++++-
 src/qemu/qemu_cgroup.c  |   73 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------
 src/qemu/qemu_cgroup.h  |   21 ++++++--------
 src/qemu/qemu_driver.c  |   12 +++++--
 src/qemu/qemu_hotplug.c |    7 ++--
 6 files changed, 124 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)

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1.7.4


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