strace of io_uring events?

Stefano Garzarella sgarzare at
Fri Jul 24 07:25:09 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 09:37:40AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, at 11:58 AM, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> > my use case concerns virtualization. The idea, that I described in the
> > proposal of io-uring restrictions [1], is to share io_uring CQ and SQ queues
> > with a guest VM for block operations.
> Virtualization being a strong security barrier is in eternal conflict
> with maximizing performance.  All of these "let's add a special
> guest/host channel" are high risk areas.
> And this effort in particular - is it *really* worth it to expose a
> brand new, fast moving Linux kernel interface (that probably hasn't
> been fuzzed as much as it needs to be) to virtual machines?

It is an experiment to explore the potential of io_uring. In addition
the restrictions can also be useful for other use case, for example if
a process  wants to allow another process to use io_uring, but only allowing
a subset of operations.

> People who want maximum performance at the cost of a bit of security
> already have the choice to use Linux containers, where they can use
> io_uring natively.


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