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* [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 00/16] Add support for qemu-xen runnning in a Linux-based stubdomain.
@ 2020-01-15  2:39 Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
  2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 01/16] Document ioemu MiniOS stubdomain protocol Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
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From: Marek Marczykowski-Górecki @ 2020-01-15  2:39 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: xen-devel
  Cc: Simon Gaiser, Wei Liu, Ian Jackson,
	Marek Marczykowski-Górecki, Eric Shelton

General idea is to allow freely set device_model_version and
device_model_stubdomain_override and choose the right options based on this choice.
Also, allow to specific path to stubdomain kernel/ramdisk, for greater flexibility.

First two patches add documentation about expected toolstack-stubdomain-qemu
interface, both for MiniOS stubdomain and Linux stubdomain.

Initial version has no QMP support - in initial patches it is completely
disabled, which means no suspend/restore and no PCI passthrough.

Later patches add QMP over libvchan connection support. The actual connection
is made in a separate process. As discussed on Xen Summit 2019, this allows to
apply some basic checks and/or filtering (not part of this series), to limit
libxl exposure for potentially malicious stubdomain.

The actual stubdomain implementation is here:

    https://github.com/marmarek/qubes-vmm-xen-stubdom-linux
    (branch for-upstream, tag for-upstream-v3)

See readme there for build instructions.
Beware: building on Debian is dangerous, as it require installing "dracut",
which will remove initramfs-tools. You may end up with broken initrd on
your host.

Few comments/questions about the stubdomain code:

1. There are extra patches for qemu that are necessary to run it in stubdomain.
While it is desirable to upstream them, I think it can be done after merging
libxl part. Stubdomain's qemu build will in most cases be separate anyway, to
limit qemu's dependencies (so the stubdomain size).

2. By default Linux hvc-xen console frontend is unreliable for data transfer
(qemu state save/restore) - it drops data sent faster than client is reading
it. To fix it, console device needs to be switched into raw mode
(`stty raw /dev/hvc1`). Especially for restoring qemu state it is tricky, as it
would need to be done before opening the device, but stty (obviously) needs to
open the device first. To solve this problem, for now the repository contains
kernel patch which changes the default for all hvc consoles. Again, this isn't
practical problem, as the kernel for stubdomain is built separately. But it
would be nice to have something working with vanilla kernel. I see those options:
  - convert it to kernel cmdline parameter (hvc_console_raw=1 ?)
  - use channels instead of consoles (and on the kernel side change the default
    to "raw" only for channels); while in theory better design, libxl part will
    be more complex, as channels can be connected to sockets but not files, so
    libxl would need to read/write to it exactly when qemu write/read the data,
    not before/after as it is done now

Remaining parts for eliminating dom0's instance of qemu:
 - do not force QDISK backend for CDROM
 - multiple consoles support in xenconsoled

Changes in v2:
 - apply review comments by Jason Andryuk
Changes in v3:
 - rework qemu arguments handling (separate xenstore keys, instead of \x1b separator)
 - add QMP over libvchan, instead of console
 - add protocol documentation
 - a lot of minor changes, see individual patches for full changes list
 - split xenconsoled patches into separate series
Changes in v4:
 - extract vchan connection into a separate process
 - rebase on master
 - various fixes

Cc: Simon Gaiser <simon@invisiblethingslab.com>
Cc: Eric Shelton <eshelton@pobox.com>
Cc: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@eu.citrix.com>
Cc: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@citrix.com>

Eric Shelton (1):
  libxl: Handle Linux stubdomain specific QEMU options.

Marek Marczykowski-Górecki (15):
  Document ioemu MiniOS stubdomain protocol
  Document ioemu Linux stubdomain protocol
  libxl: fix qemu-trad cmdline for no sdl/vnc case
  libxl: Allow running qemu-xen in stubdomain
  libxl: write qemu arguments into separate xenstore keys
  xl: add stubdomain related options to xl config parser
  tools/libvchan: notify server when client is connected
  libxl: add save/restore support for qemu-xen in stubdomain
  tools: add missing libxenvchan cflags
  tools: add simple vchan-socket-proxy
  libxl: use vchan for QMP access with Linux stubdomain
  Regenerate autotools files
  libxl: require qemu in dom0 even if stubdomain is in use
  libxl: ignore emulated IDE disks beyond the first 4
  libxl: consider also qemu in stubdomain in libxl__dm_active check

 .gitignore                          |   1 +-
 configure                           |  14 +-
 docs/configure                      |  14 +-
 docs/man/xl.cfg.5.pod.in            |  23 +-
 docs/misc/stubdom.txt               | 103 ++++++-
 stubdom/configure                   |  14 +-
 tools/Rules.mk                      |   2 +-
 tools/config.h.in                   |   3 +-
 tools/configure                     |  46 +--
 tools/configure.ac                  |   9 +-
 tools/libvchan/Makefile             |   7 +-
 tools/libvchan/init.c               |   3 +-
 tools/libvchan/init.c.rej           |  60 ++++-
 tools/libvchan/vchan-socket-proxy.c | 469 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 tools/libxl/libxl_create.c          |  37 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c              | 437 ++++++++++++++++++++++-----
 tools/libxl/libxl_internal.h        |  19 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_mem.c             |   6 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_qmp.c             |  25 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_types.idl         |   3 +-
 tools/xl/xl_parse.c                 |   7 +-
 21 files changed, 1151 insertions(+), 151 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 tools/libvchan/init.c.rej
 create mode 100644 tools/libvchan/vchan-socket-proxy.c

base-commit: fae249d23413b2bf7d98a97d8f649cf7d102c1ae
-- 
git-series 0.9.1

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2020-01-15  2:39 [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 00/16] Add support for qemu-xen runnning in a Linux-based stubdomain Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 01/16] Document ioemu MiniOS stubdomain protocol Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-20 18:30   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 02/16] Document ioemu Linux " Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-20 18:54   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-21 21:08     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-22 14:04       ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 03/16] libxl: fix qemu-trad cmdline for no sdl/vnc case Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 04/16] libxl: Allow running qemu-xen in stubdomain Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-20 18:56   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-21 21:12     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 05/16] libxl: Handle Linux stubdomain specific QEMU options Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-20 19:24   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-21 21:18     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-22 14:25       ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 06/16] libxl: write qemu arguments into separate xenstore keys Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-20 19:36   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-21 21:19     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-22 14:39       ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 07/16] xl: add stubdomain related options to xl config parser Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-20 19:41   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-21 21:22     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-22 14:39       ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 08/16] tools/libvchan: notify server when client is connected Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-20 19:44   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-21 21:28     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-22 14:43       ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 09/16] libxl: add save/restore support for qemu-xen in stubdomain Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 10/16] tools: add missing libxenvchan cflags Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-20 19:58   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 11/16] tools: add simple vchan-socket-proxy Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-15 11:02   ` Jan Beulich
2020-01-16 17:11     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-17  8:13       ` Jan Beulich
2020-01-17 18:44   ` Rich Persaud
2020-01-17 18:56     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-21 19:43   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-21 23:09     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 12/16] libxl: use vchan for QMP access with Linux stubdomain Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-21 20:17   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-21 23:46     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-24 14:05       ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 13/16] Regenerate autotools files Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-15 21:57   ` Rich Persaud
2020-01-21 20:56     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-21 21:28       ` Rich Persaud
2020-01-22  8:57         ` Lars Kurth
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 14/16] libxl: require qemu in dom0 even if stubdomain is in use Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 15/16] libxl: ignore emulated IDE disks beyond the first 4 Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-21 20:24   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-15  2:39 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 16/16] libxl: consider also qemu in stubdomain in libxl__dm_active check Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2020-01-21 20:25   ` Jason Andryuk
2020-01-22 16:50 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4 00/16] Add support for qemu-xen runnning in a Linux-based stubdomain Jason Andryuk

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