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Re: [libvirt] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v5 6/6] block: Enable qemu_open/close to work with fd sets

On 08/06/2012 10:15 AM, Corey Bryant wrote:

On 08/06/2012 09:51 AM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
Am 06.08.2012 15:32, schrieb Corey Bryant:
On 08/06/2012 05:15 AM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
Am 03.08.2012 00:21, schrieb Corey Bryant:
@@ -84,6 +158,36 @@ int qemu_open(const char *name, int flags, ...)
        int ret;
        int mode = 0;

+#ifndef _WIN32
+    const char *fdset_id_str;
+    /* Attempt dup of fd from fd set */
+    if (strstart(name, "/dev/fdset/", &fdset_id_str)) {
+        int64_t fdset_id;
+        int fd, dupfd;
+        fdset_id = qemu_parse_fdset(fdset_id_str);
+        if (fdset_id == -1) {
+            errno = EINVAL;
+            return -1;
+        }
+        fd = monitor_fdset_get_fd(default_mon, fdset_id, flags);

I know that use of default_mon in this patch is not correct, but I
wanted to get these patches out for review. I used default_mon for
testing because cur_mon wasn't pointing to the monitor I'd added
fd sets
to.  I need to figure out why.

Does it make sense to use default_mon here?  After digging into this
some more, I'm thinking it makes sense, and I'll explain why.

It looks like cur_mon can't be used.  cur_mon will point to the
object for the duration of a command, and be reset to old_mon (NULL in
my case) after the command completes.

qemu_open() and qemu_close() are frequently called long after a
command has come and gone, so cur_mon won't work.  For example,
drive_add will cause qemu_open() to be called, but after the
command has
completed, the file will keep getting opened/closed during normal QEMU
operation.  I'm not sure why, I've just noticed this behavior.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  It would require fd sets to be
added to the default monitor only.

I think we have two design options that would make sense:

1. Make the file descriptors global instead of per-monitor. Is there a
     reason why each monitor has its own set of fds? (Also I'm
     if they survive a monitor disconnect this way?)

I'd prefer to have them associated with a monitor object so that we can
more easily keep track of whether or not they're in use by a monitor

Hm, I see.

2. Save a monitor reference with the fdset information.

Are you saying that each monitor would have the same copy of fdset

This one doesn't really make sense indeed...

Allowing to send file descriptors on every monitor, but making only
those of the default monitor actually usable, sounds like a bad choice
to me.

What if we also allow them to be added only to the default monitor?

Would get you some kind of consistency at least, even though I don't
like that secondary monitors can't use the functionality.

Can't we make the fdset information global, so that a qemu_open/close()
searches all of them, but let it have a Monitor* owner for keeping track
whether it's in use?

I think global fdsets might work (sorry I didn't think it through enough
on my first reply).  I think I'll need to drop the "in_use" flag and tie
monitor references into the refcount.  (I know I know, you suggested
that a while back.. :).  I'll give it a shot and see how it goes.

I just submitted the v7 patch series which makes fd sets global, rather than each Monitor object having an fd set. This allows the list of fd sets to be shared among all monitor connections.


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