Commit f73adec7 authored by Philipp Gesang's avatar Philipp Gesang Committed by Eduardo Otubo

seccomp: whitelist syscalls fallocate(), fadvise64(), inotify_init1() and inotify_add_watch()

fallocate() is needed for snapshotting. If it isn’t whitelisted

    $ qemu-img create -f qcow2 x.qcow 1G
    Formatting 'x.qcow', fmt=qcow2 size=1073741824 encryption=off cluster_size=65536 lazy_refcounts=off
    $ qemu-kvm -display none -monitor stdio -sandbox on x.qcow
    QEMU 2.1.50 monitor - type 'help' for more information
    (qemu) savevm foo
    (qemu) loadvm foo

will fail, as will subsequent savevm commands on the same image.

fadvise64(), inotify_init1(), inotify_add_watch() are needed by
the SDL display. Without the whitelist entries,

    qemu-kvm -sandbox on

fails immediately.

In my tests fadvise64() is called 50--51 times per VM run. That
number seems independent of the duration of the run. fallocate(),
inotify_init1(), inotify_add_watch() are called once each.
Accordingly, they are added to the whitelist at a very low
Signed-off-by: 's avatarPhilipp Gesang <>
Signed-off-by: 's avatarEduardo Otubo <>
parent 6e76d125
......@@ -231,7 +231,11 @@ static const struct QemuSeccompSyscall seccomp_whitelist[] = {
{ SCMP_SYS(shmctl), 240 },
{ SCMP_SYS(mlock), 240 },
{ SCMP_SYS(munlock), 240 },
{ SCMP_SYS(semctl), 240 }
{ SCMP_SYS(semctl), 240 },
{ SCMP_SYS(fallocate), 240 },
{ SCMP_SYS(fadvise64), 240 },
{ SCMP_SYS(inotify_init1), 240 },
{ SCMP_SYS(inotify_add_watch), 240 }
int seccomp_start(void)
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