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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v2 6/6] locking: Implement lock failure action in sanlock driver



On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 15:11:18 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 01:35:33PM +0200, Jiri Denemark wrote:
> > +    <h2><a name="domainconfig">Domain configuration</a></h2>
> > +
> > +    <p>
> > +      In case sanlock loses access to disk locks for some reason, it will
> > +      kill all domains that lost their locks. This default behavior may
> > +      be changed using
> > +      <a href="formatdomain.html#elementsEvents">on_lockfailure
> > +      element</a> in domain XML. When this element is present, sanlock
> > +      will call <code>sanlock_helper</code> (provided by libvirt) with
> > +      the specified action. This helper binary will connect to libvirtd
> > +      and thus it may need to authenticate if libvirtd was configured to
> > +      require that on the read-write UNIX socket. To provide the
> > +      appropriate credentials to sanlock_helper, a
> > +      <a href="auth.html#Auth_client_config">client authentication
> > +      file</a> needs to contain something like the following:
> > +    </p>
> > +    <pre>
> > +[auth-libvirt-localhost]
> > +credentials=sanlock
> > +
> > +[credentials-sanlock]
> > +authname=login
> > +password=password
> > +    </pre>
> 
> Hmm, I think it might be a little more complicated. IIRC, the sanlock
> daemon runs under a dedicated user ID, so it will hit the policykit
> auth rules by default. So should we be dropping in a .pkla file with
> the libvirt sanlock RPM to allow this script to run.

Ah, that's possible. I'll prepare an additional patch for that if it appears
to be necessary.

> We might need to mention where the config file should be located
> too.

That's done by linking to auth.html#Auth_client_config, which mentions all the
possibilities where to store that file.

> ACK in any case since this is docs stuff only

Thanks, I pushed this series.

Jirka


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