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[libvirt] filesystem recognition [was: [PATCH] util: recognize SMB filesystems as shared]



[actually adding coreutils]

On 09/26/2013 08:28 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 09/26/2013 03:43 AM, Laine Stump wrote:
>> This should resolve:
>>
>>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1012085
>>
>> libvirt previously recognized NFS, GFS2, OCFS2, and AFS filesystems as
>> "shared", and thus eligible for exceptions to certain rules/actions
>> about chowning image files before handing them off to a guest. This
>> patch widens the definition of "shared filesystem" to include the SMB
>> filesystem (sometimes called CIFS, or "Windows file sharing").
>> ---
>>  src/util/virstoragefile.c | 9 ++++++++-
>>  src/util/virstoragefile.h | 1 +
>>  2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> Coreutils includes a rather extensive list of file systems (alas, it's
> GPLv3+ code, so we can't use it verbatim without asking Jim Meyering and
> other coreutils folks to relax the license):
> http://git.sv.gnu.org/cgit/coreutils.git/tree/src/stat.c#n243

Would it be worth moving the list of known file systems, and knowledge
of whether they are remote (shared) or local, out of coreutils and into
a gnulib module, for reuse by other projects?  Libvirt (LGPLv2+) has to
make decisions based on what file system is hosting a guest image (guest
migration behaves differently depending on whether the guest disk image
resides on a local or a shared file system).  Licensing may be a
sticking point - coreutils' list is currently GPLv3+, but is derived
from the kernel (GPLv2), and libvirt cannot reuse it unless it is
further relaxed to LGPLv2+.

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

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