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[libvirt] [RFC 2/5] block: add new command line parameter that and protocol description



From: Anthony Liguori <aliguori us ibm com>

Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <aliguori us ibm com>
Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha linux vnet ibm com>
---
 qemu-options.hx |   42 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 42 insertions(+)

diff --git a/qemu-options.hx b/qemu-options.hx
index a169792..ccf4d1d 100644
--- a/qemu-options.hx
+++ b/qemu-options.hx
@@ -2724,6 +2724,48 @@ DEF("qtest-log", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_qtest_log,
     "-qtest-log LOG  specify tracing options\n",
     QEMU_ARCH_ALL)
 
+DEF("open-hook-fd", HAS_ARG, QEMU_OPTION_open_hook_fd,
+    "-open-hook-fd <fd>\n"
+    "                delegate opens to external process using <fd>\n", QEMU_ARCH_ALL)
+STEXI
+ item -open-hook-fd @var{fd}
+ findex -open-hook-fd
+Delegates open()s to an external process using @var<fd> to communicate commands.
+ var<fd> should be an open Unix Domain socket pipe that file descriptors can be
+received from.  The protocol the socket uses is a simple request/response initiated
+by the client.  All integers are in host byte order.  It is assumed that this protocol
+is only ever used on the same physical machine.  It is currently defined as:
+
+u32 message_size
+u32 command
+u8  payload[message_size - 8]
+
+The contents of payload depend on command.  Currently the following commands are
+defined:
+
+1. QEMU_OPEN (1)
+
+The full message will be:
+
+u32 message_size
+u32 command = 1
+u32 flags (O_ flags defined by libc)
+u32 mode (mode_t flags as defined by libc)
+u16 filename_len;
+u8  filename[filename_len]
+
+The server will then respond with:
+
+u32 message_size
+u32 command = 1
+s32 result
+
+If result is < 0, the value will be negated errno value as defined in errno.h.  If
+result is equal to 0, then there will also be a file descriptor available via SCM_RIGHTS
+in the extended sendmsg data.
+
+ETEXI
+
 HXCOMM This is the last statement. Insert new options before this line!
 STEXI
 @end table
-- 
1.7.10


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