[libvirt] Release of libvirt-1.2.19

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Wed Sep 2 03:18:15 UTC 2015

  It's out ! Tagged in git, signed tarball and rpms are available from the
usual place:

I also pushed the python bindings out at:


This is still a relatively small release at around 200 commits, but with
user noticeable features rolled in, as long with the usual set of bug
fixes and improvements:

- Big improvements on ppc64 support (Andrea Bolognani)
- New virDomainRename API (Tomas Meszaros)
- Support for QEMU new pci emulations (Laine Stump)

- Rename page about vz driver (Sergey Bronnikov)
- docs: Rename 'parallels' to 'vz' (Sergey Bronnikov)
- virDomainRename: Extend API documentation (Tomas Meszaros)
- virt-aa-helper: document --probing and --dry-run (Guido Günther)
- docs: Drop unused rule for internals/%.html.tmp target (Guido Günther)
- api: Adjust comment for virDomainAddIOThread (John Ferlan)
- fix typo in comments (Cao jin)
- virDomainCoreDumpWithFormat: Mention enum for @dumpformat (Michal Privoznik)

- lxc: ensure setns() syscall is defined (Daniel P. Berrange)
- selinux: fix compile errors (Guido Günther)
- util: fix build without cgroup (Roman Bogorodskiy)
- build: fix mingw build (Eric Blake)
- protocol: Don't use rename as a variable name (Martin Kletzander)
- Remove static keyword from vshReadline when readline does not exist (Moshe Levi)
- Detect location of qemu-bridge-helper (Guido Günther)
- Check if qemu-bridge-helper exists and is executable (Guido Günther)
- nodeinfo: Fix build failure when KVM headers are not available (Andrea Bolognani)

Bug Fixes:
- apparmor: Adjust path to domain monitor socket (Guido Günther)
- util: fallback to ioctl(SIOCBRDELBR) if netlink RTM_DELLINK fails (Laine Stump)
- util: fallback to ioctl(SIOCBRADDBR) if netlink RTM_NEWLINK fails (Laine Stump)
- Revert "LXC: show used memory as 0 when domain is not active" (Jim Fehlig)
- libxl: acquire a job when receiving a migrating domain (Jim Fehlig)
- libxl: don't attempt to resume domain when suspend fails (Jim Fehlig)
- libxl: fix ref counting of libxlMigrationDstArgs (Jim Fehlig)
- libvirt_lxc: Claim success for --help (Michal Privoznik)
- util: Allow virProcessSetNamespaces() to have sparse FD list (Michal Privoznik)
- virt-aa-helper: Improve valid_path (Michal Privoznik)
- lxc: Resolve Coverity RESOURCE_LEAK (John Ferlan)
- qemu: Emit correct audit message for memory hot unplug (Luyao Huang)
- qemu: Emit correct audit message for memory hot plug (Luyao Huang)
- hostdev: skip ACS check when using VFIO for device assignment (Laine Stump)
- qemu: Label correct per-VM path when starting (Martin Kletzander)
- qemu: Update blkio.weight value after successful set (Luyao Huang)
- Eliminate incorrect and unnecessary check for changed IP address (Vasiliy Tolstov)
- storage: only run safezero if allocation is > 0 (Guido Günther)
- virt-aa-helper: allow access to /usr/share/ovmf/ (intrigeri)
- qemu: Fix access to auto-generated socket paths (Martin Kletzander)
- cpu: Move check for NULL CPU model inside the driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- qemu: Sync BlkioDevice values when setting them in cgroups (Martin Kletzander)
- lxc: Sync BlkioDevice values when setting them in cgroups (Martin Kletzander)
- qemuDomainRename: Don't leave a domain locked uppon fail (Michal Privoznik)
- qemu: Add check for invalid iothread_id in qemuDomainChgIOThread (John Ferlan)
- virsh: Reset global error after successfull domain lookup (Luyao Huang)
- libvirt-domain: forbid use virDomainRename in readonly connection (Luyao Huang)
- virsh: fix always return false in domrename (Luyao Huang)
- qemu: Resolve Coverity UNINIT (John Ferlan)
- qemu: Fix segfault when parsing private domain data (Martin Kletzander)
- conf: Check for hostdev conflicts when assign default disk address (John Ferlan)
- conf: Add SCSI hostdev check for disk drive address already in use (John Ferlan)
- Revert "qemu: Allow to plug virtio-net-pci into PCIe slot" (Laine Stump)
- domain: Fix crash if trying to live update disk <serial> (Cole Robinson)
- util: don't overwrite stack when getting ethtool gfeatures (Laine Stump)
- cpu: Fix segfault in the ppc64 driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- conf: Don't try formating non-existing addresses (Martin Kletzander)
- qemu: fail on attempts to use <filterref> for non-tap network connections (Laine Stump)
- network: validate network NAT range (Laine Stump)
- qemu: Enable ioeventfd usage for virtio-scsi controllers (Martin Kletzander)
- virNetDevBandwidthParseRate: Reject negative values (Michal Privoznik)
- network: verify proper address family in updates to <host> and <range> (Laine Stump)
- virDomainDefParseXML: Check for malicious cpu ids in <numa/> (Michal Privoznik)
- qemu: Fix reporting of physical capacity for block devices (Peter Krempa)
- qemu: Build correct command line for PCI NICs on ARM (Pavel Fedin)
- qemu: Forbid image pre-creation for non-shared storage migration (Peter Krempa)
- conf: Resolve Coverity FORWARD_NULL (John Ferlan)
- virsh: fix domfsinfo output in quiet mode (Luyao Huang)
- Avoid starting a PowerPC VM with floppy disk (Kothapally Madhu Pavan)
- Caps: Disable floppy disk for PowerPC VM (Kothapally Madhu Pavan)
- qemu: fix some api cannot work when disable cpuset in conf (Luyao Huang)

- src: Check for symbols ordering in ADMIN_SYM_FILES (Michal Privoznik)
- src: Cleanup libvirt_admin.syms (Michal Privoznik)
- src: Check libvirt_admin.syms for exported symbols (Michal Privoznik)
- lxc_container: Turn lxcAttachNS into calling virProcessSetNamespaces (Michal Privoznik)
- utils: Remove the logging of errors from virNetDevSendEthtoolIoctl (Moshe Levi)
- Start daemon only after filesystems are mounted (Martin Kletzander)
- virt-aa-helper: add NVRAM store file for read/write (Peter Kieser)
- Fix link to page for Virtuozzo driver (Sergey Bronnikov)
- lxc: Inherit namespace feature (ik.nitk)
- qemu: add a check for nodeset in qemuDomainSetNumaParamsLive (Luyao Huang)
- virt-aa-helper: Simplify restriction logic (Guido Günther)
- tests: Use qemuProcessPrepareMonitorChr in qemuxmlnstest (Martin Kletzander)
- security_dac: Add SetDirLabel support (Martin Kletzander)
- security_selinux: Add SetDirLabel support (Martin Kletzander)
- security_stack: Add SetDirLabel support (Martin Kletzander)
- security: Add virSecurityDomainSetDirLabel (Martin Kletzander)
- security_dac: Label non-listening sockets (Martin Kletzander)
- security_selinux: Use proper structure to access socket data (Martin Kletzander)
- locking: Remove redundant 'srv' element from virLockDaemon (Erik Skultety)
- tests: Add some compatibility-related cases to the CPU tests (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Better support for ppc64 compatibility modes (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Don't update host-model guest CPUs on ppc64 (Andrea Bolognani)
- Add generated libvirt_admin.syms into .gitignore (Martin Kletzander)
- conf: Check for attach disk usage of iothread=0 (John Ferlan)
- libvirt-admin: Generate symbols file (Guido Günther)
- daemon: Use $(NULL) for libvird_admin's flags (Guido Günther)
- virconf: correct code formatting (Cao jin)
- virConfWalk: fix the inconsistent name (Cao jin)
- qemu: Report better error message when renaming to existing domain name (Martin Kletzander)
- util: Add getters for cgroup block device I/O throttling (Martin Kletzander)
- util: Add virCgroupGetBlockDevString (Martin Kletzander)
- util: Add virStringGetFirstWithPrefix (Martin Kletzander)
- api: Remove check on iothread_id arg in virDomainPinIOThread (John Ferlan)
- qemuDomainAddCgroupForThread: Don't overwrite the error (Luyao Huang)
- virconf: fix the inconsistent name (Cao jin)
- qemuDomainRename: Explicitly check if domain is renaming to itself (Michal Privoznik)
- virHashAddEntry: Report error on duplicate key (Michal Privoznik)
- virHashAddOrUpdateEntry: Turn @new_name into void * (Michal Privoznik)
- tools: Introduce new client generic module vsh (Erik Skultety)
- qemu: Implement virDomainRename (Tomas Meszaros)
- Introduce new VIR_DOMAIN_EVENT_DEFINED_RENAMED event (Tomas Meszaros)
- domain_conf: Introducde virDomainObjListRenameAddNew() & virDomainObjListRenameRemove() (Tomas Meszaros)
- virsh: Implement "domrename" command (Tomas Meszaros)
- Introduce virDomainRename API (Tomas Meszaros)
- conf: Remove 'vmdef' from virDomainHostdevDefParseXML (John Ferlan)
- qemu: Use numad information when getting pin information (Martin Kletzander)
- qemu: Keep numad hint after daemon restart (Martin Kletzander)
- conf: Pass private data to Parse function of XML options (Martin Kletzander)
- conf: Create locals for virDomainDiskDefAssignAddress (John Ferlan)
- Drive hot-unplug: reliable parsing of HMP results (Frank Schreuder)
- cmdAttachInterface: Fully implement @floor support (Michal Privoznik)
- networkBandwidthGenericChecks: Drop useless check (Michal Privoznik)
- networkBandwidthUpdate: Don't blindly dereference pointers (Michal Privoznik)
- virsh: Refactor parseRateStr to avoid false-positive uninitialized variable (Peter Krempa)
- qemu: fix qemuDomainSupportsPCI() for ARM machines of "virt" machinetype (Laine Stump)
- virNetSocketCheckProtocols: handle EAI_NONAME as IPv6 unavailable (Guido Günther)
- qemu: Implement VIR_DOMAIN_BANDWIDTH_IN_FLOOR (Michal Privoznik)
- virsh: Implement VIR_DOMAIN_BANDWIDTH_IN_FLOOR (Michal Privoznik)
- Introduce VIR_DOMAIN_BANDWIDTH_IN_FLOOR (Michal Privoznik)
- virsh: Rework parseRateStr (Michal Privoznik)
- qemuDomainSetInterfaceParameters: Use new functions to update bandwidth (Michal Privoznik)
- bridge_driver: Introduce networkBandwidthUpdate (Michal Privoznik)
- bridge_driver: Introduce networkBandwidthChangeAllowed (Michal Privoznik)
- virNetDevBandwidthUpdateRate: turn class_id into integer (Michal Privoznik)
- virNetDevParseMcast: Avoid magic constant (Michal Privoznik)
- tests: Add a bunch of cpu test case for ppc64 (Andrea Bolognani)
- tests: Re-enable ppc64 cpu tests (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Forbid model fallback in the ppc64 driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Implement backwards compatibility in the ppc64 driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Add POWER8NVL information to CPU map XML (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Parse and use PVR masks in the ppc64 driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Simplify ppc64 part of CPU map XML (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Support multiple PVRs in the ppc64 driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Align ppc64 CPU data with x86 (Andrea Bolognani)
- tests: Temporarily disable ppc64 cpu tests (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Use ppc64Compute() to implement ppc64DriverCompare() (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: CPU model names have to match on ppc64 (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Never skip CPU model name check in ppc64 driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- tests: Improve result handling in cpuTestGuestData() (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Reorder functions in the ppc64 driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Simplify ppc64ModelFromCPU() (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Simplify NULL handling in ppc64 driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Mark driver functions in ppc64 driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- admin: Drop 'internal.h' include from libvirt-admin.h (Erik Skultety)
- conf: Add ioeventfd option for controllers (Martin Kletzander)
- qemuMonitorOpenInternal: remove redundant code (Cao jin)
- rpc: Remove keepalive_required option (Martin Kletzander)
- qemu: support new pci controller model "pcie-switch-downstream-port" (Laine Stump)
- conf: new pcie-controller model "pcie-switch-downstream-port" (Laine Stump)
- qemu: add capabilities bit for device xio3130-downstream (Laine Stump)
- qemu: support new pci controller model "pcie-switch-upstream-port" (Laine Stump)
- conf: new pci controller model "pcie-switch-upstream-port" (Laine Stump)
- qemu: add capabilities bit for device x3130-upstream (Laine Stump)
- qemu: support new pci controller model "pcie-root-port" (Laine Stump)
- conf: new pci controller model "pcie-root-port" (Laine Stump)
- qemu: add capabilities bit for device ioh3420 (Laine Stump)
- qemu: implement <target chassisNr='n'/> subelement/attribute of <controller> (Laine Stump)
- conf: add new <target> subelement with chassisNr attribute to <controller> (Laine Stump)
- qemu: implement <model> subelement to <controller> (Laine Stump)
- conf: add new <model> subelement with name attribute to <controller> (Laine Stump)
- conf: more useful error message when pci function is out of range (Laine Stump)
- numa_conf: Introduce virDomainNumaGetMaxCPUID (Michal Privoznik)
- Allow vfio hotplug of a device to the domain which owns the iommu (Shivaprasad G Bhat)
- qemuDomainDefPostParse: Adjust indent (Michal Privoznik)
- bootstrap: Don't require python-config (Michal Privoznik)
- qemu: Allow to plug virtio-net-pci into PCIe slot (Pavel Fedin)
- qemu: Add PCI-Express root to ARM virt machine (Pavel Fedin)
- qemu: Introduce QEMU_CAPS_OBJECT_GPEX (Pavel Fedin)
- cpu: Indentation changes in the ppc64 driver (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Rename {powerpc,ppc} => ppc64 (internal symbols) (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Rename {powerpc,ppc} => ppc64 (exported symbols) (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Rename {powerpc,ppc} => ppc64 (filesystem) (Andrea Bolognani)
- tests: extend workaround for gnutls private key loading failure (Daniel P. Berrange)
- conf: Allow error reporting in virDomainDiskSourceIsBlockType (John Ferlan)
- docs: Add Fibre Channel NPIV supported option for volume lun config (John Ferlan)
- conf: Change when virDomainDiskDefAssignAddress is called (John Ferlan)
- conf: Remove unused param from virDomainHostdevDefParseXML (John Ferlan)
- conf: Change when virDomainHostdevAssignAddress is called (John Ferlan)
- conf: Try controller add when searching hostdev bus for unit (John Ferlan)
- conf: Add check for host address type while checking in use (John Ferlan)
- conf: Add xmlopt to virDomainDeviceDefPostParseInternal (John Ferlan)
- conf: Move hostdev and disk address validations (John Ferlan)
- conf: Add 'bus' and 'target' to SCSI address conflict checks (John Ferlan)
- conf: Remove extraneous check in virDomainHostdevAssignAddress (John Ferlan)
- qemu: Remove double unlock for domains (Martin Kletzander)
- tests: Add subcores3 nodeinfo test (Andrea Bolognani)
- tests: Add subcores2 nodeinfo test (Andrea Bolognani)
- tests: Add subcores1 nodeinfo test (Andrea Bolognani)
- tests: Prepare for subcore tests (Shivaprasad G Bhat)
- nodeinfo: Fix output on PPC64 KVM hosts (Shivaprasad G Bhat)
- rpc: Fix slow volume download (virsh vol-download) (Ossi Herrala)
- There is no virDomainFindBy{ID, Name, UUID} anymore (Cao jin)
- Post-release version bump to 1.2.19 (Martin Kletzander)
- Fix a trailing space in spec file (Daniel Veillard)

- Revert "lxc: ensure setns() syscall is defined" (Michal Privoznik)
- test: Replace tabs with spaces in virnetdaemondata json files (Erik Skultety)
- tests: Remove unused file (Andrea Bolognani)
- cpu: Remove ISA information from CPU map XML (Andrea Bolognani)

  So thanks everybody for your contributions to this release, be it bug
reports, patches, new code, dcumentation, etc ...

   Enjoy !


Daniel Veillard      | Open Source and Standards, Red Hat
veillard at redhat.com  | libxml Gnome XML XSLT toolkit  http://xmlsoft.org/
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