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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH V3 05/12] xen: Introduce vm_event

On 01/29/2015 04:46 PM, Tamas K Lengyel wrote:
To make it easier to review the renaming process of mem_event -> vm_event,
the process is broken into three pieces, of which this patch is the first.
In this patch the vm_event subsystem is introduced and hooked into the build
process, but it is not yet used anywhere.

Signed-off-by: Tamas K Lengyel <tamas.lengyel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

diff --git a/xen/include/xsm/dummy.h b/xen/include/xsm/dummy.h
index f20e89c..d6d403a 100644
--- a/xen/include/xsm/dummy.h
+++ b/xen/include/xsm/dummy.h
@@ -525,6 +525,18 @@ static XSM_INLINE int xsm_mem_event_op(XSM_DEFAULT_ARG 
struct domain *d, int op)
      return xsm_default_action(action, current->domain, d);
+static XSM_INLINE int xsm_vm_event_control(XSM_DEFAULT_ARG struct domain *d, 
int mode, int op)
+    return xsm_default_action(action, current->domain, d);
+static XSM_INLINE int xsm_vm_event_op(XSM_DEFAULT_ARG struct domain *d, int op)
+    return xsm_default_action(action, current->domain, d);

diff --git a/xen/xsm/flask/policy/access_vectors 
index 1da9f63..a4241b5 100644
--- a/xen/xsm/flask/policy/access_vectors
+++ b/xen/xsm/flask/policy/access_vectors
@@ -250,6 +250,7 @@ class hvm
  # XEN_DOMCTL_set_access_required
+    vm_event
  # XEN_DOMCTL_mem_sharing_op and XENMEM_sharing_op_{share,add_physmap} with:
  #  source = the domain making the hypercall
  #  target = domain whose memory is being shared

This implies that device model domains should be allowed to use the operations
covered by xsm_vm_event_op but not those covered by xsm_vm_event_control.
If this is how the eventual operations are intended to be used, the FLASK
permissions also need to be split so that a similar distinction can be made in
the policy.

After looking at the later patches in this series, this appears to be a flaw in
the existing FLASK hooks that got copied over.  While it is still useful to fix,
it  may be better to make the split in a separate patch from the renames.  Now
that VM events apply to more than just HVM domains, it may be useful to move
the new permission(s) from class hvm to either domain2 or mmu.

Daniel De Graaf
National Security Agency

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