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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] virDomainSaveXML: Reject domains which name contain '/'



On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 04:45:18PM +0100, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> On 05.02.2013 12:32, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> > Similarly to 790f912b4 which rejects snapshots names containing,
> > this commit changes virDomainSaveXML to reject domains with a '/'
> > in their name. The domain name is used as a filename, so this
> > leads to unexpected results when used in combination with '..'
> > ---
> > 
> > If someone is using domains with '/' in their name, this will cause a
> > regression for them as libvirt will no longer be able to re-write the
> > domain XML and will just fail. However, if someone is (ab)using this,
> > the domain must end up in an already existing directory as libvirt will
> > not create it so this is hopefully unconvenient enough that noone is
> > doing that.
> > If we only want to error out on new domain creation, this may be doable
> > by introducing a virDomainSaveXMLFlags, but will be more invasive.
> > 
> > Christophe
> > 
> 
> The more problems with naming XML files I see the more I think we should
> not tie it to domain names. Basically there's no need to save domain
> named XYZ to XYZ.xml. Yes, it's helpful when the names match, however if
> domain name contains forbidden characters (e.g. '/'), we can use UUID
> for instance for the name of XML file. To keep track which domain is
> associated witch which file we can store that kind of information in
> virDomainObj.

I think you understate the benefits here. UUID based filenames are just
absolutely *ing horrific for an admin to see and work work and I am very
glad libvirt does not use such a naming scheme.

Daniel
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