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[libvirt] [PATCH v2] qemu: Forbid <memoryBacking><locked> without <memtune><hard_limit>



In order for memory locking to work, the hard limit on memory
locking (and usage) has to be set appropriately by the user.

The documentation mentions the requirement already: with this
patch, it's going to be enforced by runtime checks as well,
by forbidding a non-compliant guest from starting at all.

Resolves: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1316774
---
Changes from [v1]

  * Address review feeback:
    - check in BuildCommandLine rather than in PostParse,
      so that non-compliant guests will merely fail to
      start rather than disappear completely.

[v1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2017-February/msg00180.html

 src/qemu/qemu_command.c                          | 9 +++++++++
 tests/qemuxml2argvdata/qemuxml2argv-mlock-on.xml | 3 +++
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu_command.c b/src/qemu/qemu_command.c
index 1396661..ca3bcdc 100644
--- a/src/qemu/qemu_command.c
+++ b/src/qemu/qemu_command.c
@@ -7340,6 +7340,15 @@ qemuBuildMemCommandLine(virCommandPtr cmd,
         qemuBuildMemPathStr(cfg, def, qemuCaps, cmd) < 0)
         return -1;
 
+    /* Memory locking can only work properly if the memory locking limit
+     * for the QEMU process has been raised appropriately: the default one
+     * is extrememly low, so there's no way the guest will fit in there */
+    if (def->mem.locked && !virMemoryLimitIsSet(def->mem.hard_limit)) {
+        virReportError(VIR_ERR_CONFIG_UNSUPPORTED, "%s",
+                       _("Setting <memoryBacking><locked> requires "
+                         "<memtune><hard_limit> to be set as well"));
+        return -1;
+    }
     if (def->mem.locked && !virQEMUCapsGet(qemuCaps, QEMU_CAPS_REALTIME_MLOCK)) {
         virReportError(VIR_ERR_CONFIG_UNSUPPORTED, "%s",
                        _("memory locking not supported by QEMU binary"));
diff --git a/tests/qemuxml2argvdata/qemuxml2argv-mlock-on.xml b/tests/qemuxml2argvdata/qemuxml2argv-mlock-on.xml
index 20a5eaa..2046663 100644
--- a/tests/qemuxml2argvdata/qemuxml2argv-mlock-on.xml
+++ b/tests/qemuxml2argvdata/qemuxml2argv-mlock-on.xml
@@ -3,6 +3,9 @@
   <uuid>c7a5fdbd-edaf-9455-926a-d65c16db1809</uuid>
   <memory unit='KiB'>219136</memory>
   <currentMemory unit='KiB'>219136</currentMemory>
+  <memtune>
+    <hard_limit unit='KiB'>256000</hard_limit>
+  </memtune>
   <memoryBacking>
     <locked/>
   </memoryBacking>
-- 
2.7.4


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