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[libvirt] Release of libvirt-3.9.0



  It's out ! I tagged it on git and pushed signed tarball and rpms to
the usual place:

   ftp://libvirt.org/libvirt/

I also made a 3.9.0 release of libvirt-python but it's virtually equivalent
to 3.8.0 as no commit were made last month in that module.

People are strongly encouraged to upgrade, as 3.9.0 includes a security
fix, there is also a reasonable amount of user visible new features,
improvement and bug fixes as usual:


Security:

- qemu: Ensure TLS clients always verify the server certificate
    While it's reasonable to turn off client certificate validation, as
    setting it up can be non-trivial, clients should always verify the
    server certificate to avoid MITM attacks. However, libvirt was using
    the same knob to control both checks, leading to CVE-2017-1000256 /
    LSN-2017-0002.

New features:

- Add capability to allow hot (un)plug of a domain watchdog device

- Allow users to set device aliases
    Users can set aliases to domain devices and thus identify them easily.

- qemu: Support multiqueue for virtio-blk
    Multiqueue support for virtio-blk has been available in QEMU ever since
    2.7.0, and now libvirt guests can enable it.

- Add virDomainSetLifecycleAction API
    Provided a new API to allow dynamic guest lifecycle control for guest
    reactions to poweroff, restart, or crash type events related to the
    domain XML on_poweroff, on_reboot, and on_crash elements. The virsh
    set-lifecycle-action command was created to control the actions.

- qemu: Allow cold(un)plugging and hot(un)plugging input devices

- net: Implement QoS for vhostuser

Improvements:

- Allow a logical volume to be create using LUKS
    A logical volume may be created using an encryption element using
    "luks" format. This does require a previously created secret to store
    the passphrase used to encrypt the volume Adding the volume to a domain
    can then either provide the secret or allow the consumer in the guest
    to provide the passphrase in order to decrypt the volume.

- net: Ignore auto-generated MAC address when detaching an interface
    If the MAC address has not been specified by the user, libvirt will try
    and fill in the gaps by generating one; however, for some error paths
    that led to some confusing error messages, so when an auto-generated
    MAC address is specified the error message will not include the
    auto-generated MAC.

- net: Enable MAC address lookup for virDomainInterfaceStats

- apparmor: Several improvements
    Changes include permitting access to data about USB devices and dnsmasq
    instances, allowing spaces in guest names and many more.

- cpu: Use CPU information obtained from QEMU when possible
    Recent QEMU versions can expose information about which CPU models are
    available and usable on the host; libvirt will now make use of such
    information whenever possible.

- hyperv: Various improvements
    The error reported when clients can't connect to Hyper-V has been made
    more descriptive, and memory limits for guests are now mapped to more
    appropriate libvirt equivalents.

- qemu: Report QEMU error on failed migration
    Instead of reporting a generic error, ask QEMU for a more detailed and
    thus hopefully more helpful one.

- vbox: Implement autoport for RDP
    libvirt will now obtain the (dynamically allocated) RDP port number
    from VirtualBox itself, avoiding conflicts between multiple guests
    wanting to use RDP at the same time.

- qemu: Allow rotation of small logs
    On a host where numerous unique instances are executed per day, it's
    quite possible that, even though each of the single log files are
    fairly small, collectively the quantity and volume may add tens of
    thousands of log files to the /var/log/libvirt/qemu/ directory.
    Removing the constraints that log have to be bigger than 100 KiB before
    they can be rotated solves the issue.

Bug fixes:

- Fix swapped interface statistics and QoS
    Due to internal implementation, reported statistics for some types of
    interfaces were swapped (RX appeared in TX and vice versa). Similarly,
    QoS was set in reversed way.

- Properly resize local LUKS encrypted volume
    Resizing of a local LUKS encrypted volume will now use qemu-img to
    resize the volume. This will require configuring a secret for the LUKS
    encrypted volume.

- qemu: Reserve PCI addresses for implicit i440fx devices
    Failing to do so causes the addresses to be considered usable by
    libvirt, which means they could be assigned to more than one device
    resulting in the guest failing to start.

- spec: Restart libvirtd only at the end of the upgrade process
    Use %posttrans to make sure libvirtd is not restarted before all other
    components, such as the library itself and storage / hypervisor
    drivers, have already been upgraded.

  Thanks everybody for your help with this release, be it with patches,
bug reports, ideas, reviews, docs, etc...

   Enjoy !

Daniel

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Daniel Veillard      | Red Hat Developers Tools http://developer.redhat.com/
veillard redhat com  | libxml Gnome XML XSLT toolkit  http://xmlsoft.org/
http://veillard.com/ | virtualization library  http://libvirt.org/


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