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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 08/13] qemu-ga: become_daemon(): reopen standard fds

From: Michael Roth
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 08/13] qemu-ga: become_daemon(): reopen standard fds to /dev/null
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 09:48:54 -0500

From: Luiz Capitulino <address@hidden>

This fixes a bug where qemu-ga doesn't suspend the guest because it
fails to detect suspend support even when the guest does support
suspend. This happens because of the way qemu-ga fds are managed in
daemon mode.

When starting qemu-ga with --daemon, become_daemon() will close all
standard fds. This will cause qemu-ga to end up with the following
fds (if started with 'qemu-ga --daemon'):

    0 -> /dev/vport0p1
    3 -> /run/qemu-ga.pid

Then a guest-suspend-* function is issued. They call bios_supports_mode(),
which will call pipe(), and qemu-ga's fd will be:

    0 -> /dev/vport0p1
    1 -> pipe:[16247]
    2 -> pipe:[16247]
    3 -> /run/qemu-ga.pid

bios_supports_mode() forks off a child and blocks waiting for the child
to write something to the pipe. The child, however, closes its reading
end of the pipe _and_ reopen all standard fds to /dev/null. This will
cause the child's fds to be:

    0 -> /dev/null
    1 -> /dev/null
    2 -> /dev/null
    3 -> /run/qemu-ga.pid

In other words, the child's writing end of the pipe is now /dev/null.
It writes there and exits. The parent process (blocked on read()) will
get an EOF and interpret this as "something unexpected happened in
the child, let's assume the guest doesn't support suspend". And suspend
will fail.

To solve this problem we have to reopen standard fds to /dev/null
in become_daemon(), instead of closing them.

Signed-off-by: Luiz Capitulino <address@hidden>
Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
Signed-off-by: Michael Roth <address@hidden>
 qemu-ga.c |    6 +++---
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/qemu-ga.c b/qemu-ga.c
index 8d53e04..6e7caed 100644
--- a/qemu-ga.c
+++ b/qemu-ga.c
@@ -445,9 +445,9 @@ static void become_daemon(const char *pidfile)
         goto fail;
-    close(STDIN_FILENO);
-    close(STDOUT_FILENO);
-    close(STDERR_FILENO);
+    reopen_fd_to_null(STDIN_FILENO);
+    reopen_fd_to_null(STDOUT_FILENO);
+    reopen_fd_to_null(STDERR_FILENO);

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