[fedora-virt] Fedora virt status
markmc at redhat.com
Fri Feb 20 19:18:57 UTC 2009
2009-03-03 Feature freeze (11 days)
2009-03-10 Beta Freeze (18 days)
2009-04-14 Final freeze (53 days)
A short report this week, since I was travelling.
Dan Berrange fixed the nasty D-Bus threading related segfault
introduced in libvirt 0.6.0:
He then pushed a new libvirt-0.6.0 update to fix the last remaining
known issues with the 0.6.0 update in F9/F10:
* Wed Feb 18 2009 Daniel P. Berrange <berrange at redhat.com> - 0.6.0-4.fc11
- Fix QEMU startup timeout/race (rhbz #484649)
- Setup DBus threading. Don't allow dbus to call _exit / change SIGPIPE (rhbz #484553)
- Fix timeout when autostarting session daemon
Dan Walsh posted the latest sVirt patch to libvir-list for review:
He also followed that up with a patch to python-virtinst to make it
assign security labels to guests:
David Woodhouse submitted the rwbuf quirk patch to Linus:
The patch made it into rawhide, closing out:
David also made intel_iommu=on the default again in rawhide:
* Sat Feb 14 2009 David Woodhouse <David.Woodhouse at intel.com>
- Enable DMAR by default again now that it works
In the upstream bug report there are reports of a DMAR warning from
the VGA controller on Lenovo x200:
[ 0.216043] DMAR: Forcing write-buffer flush capability
[ 0.928007] DMAR:[DMA Write] Request device [00:02.0] fault addr feff5e000
[ 0.928007] DMAR:[fault reason 05] PTE Write access is not set
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
Bhavesh points out that no further ill effects are noticed after the
Adar also points out some issues related to ixgbe on Dell Precision
PCI Device Assignment
There was some follow-up to the discussion about device unbinding,
resetting and filtering:
Chris Wright posted a patch for "remove_id":
Adar reports more issues with his Dell Precision T5400.
The patch to disable kvmclock on machines which don't have
constant_tsc has been merged upstream for 2.6.29 and the patch has
been dropped from rawhide.
Glauber continued his work on BIOS packages:
Review Request: vgabios - vga option rom for bochs/qemu
Turns out that this is buildable on all arches with dev86.
Review Request: openbios - Open Source implementation of IEEE 1275-1994
Some discussion whether fcode is needed to build, it appears not.
Review Request: bochs-bios - bios implementation from the bochs project
Some discussion about whether it would be possible to build on all
arches with dev86, but it turns out gcc is needed for some bits.
Eduardo posted a new version of Fedora's only non-upstreamed QEMU
patch, the notorious block-rw-range-check.patch:
An EPEL bug was filed reporting that QEMu snapshots are also broken by
Eduardo reports that this is still an issue with his latest patches.
Michael Young reports on his progress building dom0 enabled kernel
A mass rebuild of Fedora 11 is coming soon:
These are always the best fun. Expect sparks.
DOOM-O-METER: 193 open bugs last week, 188 this week. Woohoo!
Help broken when authenticated through userhelper
Another virt-manager/consolehelper bug. Our use of consolehelper is
going away soon, so Cole just closed out the bug and marked it as a
dup of #459665.
grub-install fails on virtio disk
virt-clone fails for clone between storage types
Qemu should not be using pulseaudio when run as root.
Some discussion of issues around privileged instances
of QEMU using pulseaudio and the implications for
SELinux based confinement of guests.
incorrect default keymaps
Some discussion around dropping the -keymap argument
to QEMU since the guests can now send scancodes rather
Ignores 'target dev=...' attribute in network devices
libvirt doesn't allow using an explicit vnetXX for a tap device
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