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commit eed968607d656a218712df47a5e0432c21fd6994
Author: Daniel P. Berrange <>
Date:   Mon Jan 16 18:11:40 2012 +0000

    hw/9pfs: Remove O_NOATIME flag from 9pfs open() calls in readonly mode
    When 2c74c2cb4bedddbfa67628fbd5f9273b4e0e9903 added support for
    the 'readonly' flag against 9p filesystems, it also made QEMU
    add the O_NOATIME flag as a side-effect.
    The O_NOATIME flag, however, may only be set by the file owner,
    or a user with CAP_FOWNER capability.  QEMU cannot assume that
    this is the case for filesytems exported to QEMU.
    eg, run QEMU as non-root, and attempt to pass the host OS
    filesystem through to the guest OS with readonly enable.
    The result is that the guest OS cannot open any files at
    If O_NOATIME is really required, it should be optionally
    enabled via a separate QEMU command line flag.
     * hw/9pfs/virtio-9p.c: Remove O_NOATIME
    Acked-by: M. Mohan Kumar <>
    Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <>
    Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <>

diff --git a/hw/9pfs/virtio-9p.c b/hw/9pfs/virtio-9p.c
index dfe2025..a72ffc3 100644
--- a/hw/9pfs/virtio-9p.c
+++ b/hw/9pfs/virtio-9p.c
@@ -1391,7 +1391,6 @@ static void v9fs_open(void *opaque)
                 err = -EROFS;
                 goto out;
-            flags |= O_NOATIME;
         err = v9fs_co_open(pdu, fidp, flags);
         if (err < 0) {