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Re: [PATCH v2] nbd/server: Add --selinux-label option

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] nbd/server: Add --selinux-label option
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 18:18:55 +0200

Am 23.07.2021 um 12:33 hat Richard W.M. Jones geschrieben:
> Under SELinux, Unix domain sockets have two labels.  One is on the
> disk and can be set with commands such as chcon(1).  There is a
> different label stored in memory (called the process label).  This can
> only be set by the process creating the socket.  When using SELinux +
> SVirt and wanting qemu to be able to connect to a qemu-nbd instance,
> you must set both labels correctly first.
> For qemu-nbd the options to set the second label are awkward.  You can
> create the socket in a wrapper program and then exec into qemu-nbd.
> Or you could try something with LD_PRELOAD.
> This commit adds the ability to set the label straightforwardly on the
> command line, via the new --selinux-label flag.  (The name of the flag
> is the same as the equivalent nbdkit option.)
> A worked example showing how to use the new option can be found in
> this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1984938
> Fixes: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1984938
> Signed-off-by: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones@redhat.com>

I suppose this would also be relevant for the built-in NBD server,
especially in the context of qemu-storage-daemon?

If so, is this something specific to NBD sockets, or would it actually
make sense to have it as a generic option in UnixSocketAddress?


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