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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 1/4] monitor: Less restrictive fd matching for fd sets



On 10/05/2012 12:07 PM, Corey Bryant wrote:
> Currently, in order to use a file descriptor that resides in an
> fd set, the access mode flag of the qemu_open() call has to be
> an exact match of the access mode flag of an fd in the requested
> fd set.
> 
> This patch lightens up that restriction.  For example, if QEMU
> attempts to qemu_open() "/dev/fdset/2" with O_RDONLY or O_WRONLY,
> and an fd in fd set 2 has O_RDWR, the call will now be successful.

I was right for wondering if we'd need this, back when fdsets were first
implemented. :)

However...

> 
> Signed-off-by: Corey Bryant <coreyb linux vnet ibm com>
> ---
>  monitor.c | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/monitor.c b/monitor.c
> index a0e3ffb..34a968c 100644
> --- a/monitor.c
> +++ b/monitor.c
> @@ -2304,7 +2304,8 @@ int monitor_fdset_get_fd(int64_t fdset_id, int flags)
>                  return -1;
>              }
>  
> -            if ((flags & O_ACCMODE) == (mon_fd_flags & O_ACCMODE)) {
> +            if ((mon_fd_flags & O_ACCMODE) == O_RDWR ||
> +                (mon_fd_flags & O_ACCMODE) == (flags & O_ACCMODE)) {
>                  return mon_fdset_fd->fd;
>              }

Is this always the right fd to return?  Suppose I create a set that
contains two fds, one O_RDONLY and another O_RDWR; and that the current
qemu_open() is requesting O_RDONLY.  It feels like we would want to get
the O_RDONLY fd returned, even if it comes later in the set, since it is
nominally safer.

That is, I wonder if this should really be implemented as an iteration
over the set that selects the best possible match, where more than one
fd can match, but at the end of the iteration, we have the closest match
possible, rather than the first (possibly inexact) match.

-- 
Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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