[libvirt] ANNOUNCE: libvirt maintenance release

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Tue Sep 22 14:17:37 UTC 2015

libvirt is now available. This is a maintenance release of
libvirt 1.2.18 with additional bugfixes that have accumulated
upstream since the initial release.

This release can be downloaded at:


Changes in this version:

* test driver: don't unlock pool after freeing it
* libxl: fix AttachDeviceConfig on hostdev type
* security_selinux: Take @privileged into account
* selinux: fix compile errors
* security_selinux: Add SetDirLabel support
* security: Add virSecurityDomainSetDirLabel
* security_selinux: Use proper structure to access socket data
* security_selinux: Replace SELinuxSCSICallbackData with proper struct
* virSecuritySELinuxSetSecurityAllLabel: drop useless
* virSecurityManager: Track if running as privileged
* qemu: hotplug: Properly clean up drive backend if frontend hotplug
* xen: fix race in refresh of config cache
* libxl: don't end job for ephemeal domain on start failure
* conf: fix crash when parsing a unordered NUMA <cell/>
* qemu: Check virGetLastError return value for migration finish failure
* libxl: don't overwrite error from virNetSocketNewConnectTCP()
* domain-conf: escape string for socket attribute
* src: Check for symbols ordering in ADMIN_SYM_FILES
* src: Cleanup libvirt_admin.syms
* src: Check libvirt_admin.syms for exported symbols
* util: fallback to ioctl(SIOCBRDELBR) if netlink RTM_DELLINK fails
* util: fallback to ioctl(SIOCBRADDBR) if netlink RTM_NEWLINK fails
* libxl: acquire a job when receiving a migrating domain
* libxl: don't attempt to resume domain when suspend fails
* libxl: fix ref counting of libxlMigrationDstArgs
* libvirt_lxc: Claim success for --help
* virt-aa-helper: Improve valid_path
* qemu: Emit correct audit message for memory hot unplug
* qemu: Emit correct audit message for memory hot plug
* hostdev: skip ACS check when using VFIO for device assignment
* Start daemon only after filesystems are mounted
* virt-aa-helper: add NVRAM store file for read/write
* qemu: Update blkio.weight value after successful set
* Eliminate incorrect and unnecessary check for changed IP address
* virt-aa-helper: allow access to /usr/share/ovmf/
* virt-aa-helper: Simplify restriction logic
* virt-aa-helper: document --probing and --dry-run
* Add generated libvirt_admin.syms into .gitignore
* libvirt-admin: Generate symbols file
* daemon: Use $(NULL) for libvird_admin's flags
* qemu: Add check for invalid iothread_id in qemuDomainChgIOThread
* virsh: Reset global error after successfull domain lookup
* build: fix mingw build
* Detect location of qemu-bridge-helper
* Check if qemu-bridge-helper exists and is executable
* qemu: Use numad information when getting pin information
* qemu: Keep numad hint after daemon restart
* conf: Pass private data to Parse function of XML options
* qemu: Fix segfault when parsing private domain data
* domain: Fix crash if trying to live update disk <serial>
* virNetSocketCheckProtocols: handle EAI_NONAME as IPv6 unavailable
* util: don't overwrite stack when getting ethtool gfeatures
* conf: Don't try formating non-existing addresses
* admin: Drop 'internal.h' include from libvirt-admin.h
* qemu: fail on attempts to use <filterref> for non-tap network
* network: validate network NAT range
* virNetDevBandwidthParseRate: Reject negative values
* network: verify proper address family in updates to <host> and <range>
* conf: more useful error message when pci function is out of range
* virDomainDefParseXML: Check for malicious cpu ids in <numa/>
* numa_conf: Introduce virDomainNumaGetMaxCPUID
* Allow vfio hotplug of a device to the domain which owns the iommu
* qemu: Forbid image pre-creation for non-shared storage migration
* virsh: fix domfsinfo output in quiet mode
* tests: extend workaround for gnutls private key loading failure
* qemu: fix some api cannot work when disable cpuset in conf
* storage: only run safezero if allocation is > 0
* qemu: command: Report stderr from qemu-bridge-helper
* qemu: Fix reporting of physical capacity for block devices
* remoteClientCloseFunc: Don't mangle connection object refcount
* storage: Correct the 'mode' check
* storage: Handle failure from refreshVol
* virfile: Introduce virFileUnlink
* Revert "LXC: show used memory as 0 when domain is not active"

For info about past maintenance releases, see:



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