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[Xen-devel] Re: [Pkg-xen-devel] xen 4.1 blktap2 support

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On Thu, 2011-04-28 at 14:27 +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:28:48PM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > Perhaps if you would describe what doesn't work for you we could work to
> > fix it, but the above isn't really very helpful, is it?
> The first ones:
> - Silent fail if qemu-dm[1] is missing or failing. It lacks error
>   checking.

Yes, this could certainly be improved.

> - Probably missing close-on-exit flags for several file handlers.

You mean close-on-exec?

the libxl interfaces for exec'ing takes care of closing file handles and
since xl is a one-shot toolstack it generally doesn't have piles of fd's
open. The issue is still worth considering and checking for correctness
though I think, especially within libxc (which has other users than xl).

Do you know of specific instances where the CLOEXEC flag is needed but

I don't think any of the above qualifies xl as so broken we shouldn't
even suggest people try it, as you started out by saying...


> [1]: qemu 0.10 is not supportable in any way security wise.
Ian Campbell

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