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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 2/2] qemu_cgroup: allow access to /dev/dri/render*



On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 04:12:52PM +0200, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>   Hi,
> 
> > $ ls -lZ /dev/dri/
> > total 0
> > crw-rw----+ 1 root video system_u:object_r:dri_device_t:s0 226,   0 May 18
> > 19:17 card0
> > crw-------. 1 root video system_u:object_r:dri_device_t:s0 226,  64 May 18
> > 19:17 controlD64
> > crw-rw----+ 1 root video system_u:object_r:dri_device_t:s0 226, 128 May 18
> > 19:17 renderD128
> > 
> > qemu itself loops over /dev/dri, grabs the first matching renderD* that it can
> > open, then does its magic. Some questions I have in general:
> > 
> > - is there only ever one render node? or one per video card?
> 
> One per video card.

Is there a way to tell QEMU which video card to use ? If so we need to
somehow represent this in libvirt.

> > - is it okay to use the same node for multiple VMs simultaneously?
> 
> Yes.

Presumably they're going to compete for execution time and potentially
VRAM at least ? I assume they have 100% security isolation from each
other though.  IOW, permissioning is really just there to prevent a
rogue processes from doing denial of service  on the GPU resources,
rather than actively compromising other users of the GPU ?

> > Maybe the long term fix is to have libvirt pass in a pre-opened fd for
> > qemu:///system, since I don't know if it would be acceptable to chown
> > qemu:qemu on the render node, but maybe we use setfacl instead.
> 
> chown isn't a good idea I think.  But doesn't use libvirt setfacl anyway
> for simliar things (i.e. /dev/bus/usb/... for usb pass-through) ?

No, we exclusively switch access to QEMU only.

Obviously the DRI stuff is different as we expected the host OS to
have continued concurrent use of the video card.

Regards,
Daniel
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