[libvirt] ANNOUNCE: libvirt maintenance release

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Tue Apr 28 16:16:06 UTC 2015

libvirt is now available. This is a maintenance release of
libvirt 1.2.9 with additional bugfixes that have accumulated
upstream since the initial release.

This release can be downloaded at:


Changes in this version:

* storage: fs: Ignore volumes that fail to open with EACCESS/EPERM
* domain: conf: Don't validate VM ostype/arch at daemon startup
* domain: conf: Better errors on bad os <type> values
* Report original error when QMP probing fails with new QEMU
* cpu: Add {Haswell,Broadwell}-noTSX CPU models
* storage: qemu: Fix security labelling of new image chain elements
* Ignore CPU features without a model for host-passthrough
* Do not format CPU features without a model
* domcaps: Check for architecture more wisely
* daemon: Clear fake domain def object that is used to check ACL prior
  to use
* util: identity: Harden virIdentitySetCurrent()
* qemu: Build nvram directory at driver startup
* qemu: Build channel autosocket directory at driver startup
* qemu: chown autoDumpPath on driver startup
* qemu: conf: Clarify paths that are relative to libDir
* avoid using deprecated udev logging functions
* qemu: Always refresh capabilities if no <guests> found
* qemu: move setting emulatorpin ahead of monitor showing up
* rpc: Don't unref identity object while callbacks still can be executed
* conf: tests: fix virDomainNetDefFormat for vhost-user in client mode
* Document that USB hostdevs do not need nodeDettach
* Document behavior of compat when creating qcow2 volumes
* Clarify the meaning of version in redirdev filters
* Strip control codes in virBufferEscapeString
* Ignore storage volumes with control codes in their names
* Strip control characters from sysfs attributes
* Add functions dealing with control characters in strings
* virNetworkDefUpdateIPDHCPHost: Don't crash when updating network
* daemon: avoid memleak when ListAll returns nothing
* conf: error out on missing dhcp host attributes
* conf: error out on invalid host id
* conf: Don't format actual network definition in migratable XML
* conf: Fix libvirtd crash and memory leak caused by

For info about past maintenance releases, see:



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