[libvirt] [PATCH 2/2] news: Mention problems with backing image format probing

Peter Krempa pkrempa at redhat.com
Fri Jan 10 11:29:46 UTC 2020

Signed-off-by: Peter Krempa <pkrempa at redhat.com>
 docs/news.xml | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/news.xml b/docs/news.xml
index 1af57f8af0..4f1bea4fb5 100644
--- a/docs/news.xml
+++ b/docs/news.xml
@@ -88,6 +88,19 @@
     <section title="Bug fixes">
+      <change>
+        <summary>
+          qemu: Report error if backing image format is not specified explicitly
+        </summary>
+        <description>
+          For a long time libvirt was assuming that a backing file is RAW when
+          the format was not specified. This didn't pose a problem until blockdev
+          support was enabled in last release. Libivrt now requires that
+          the format is specified in the image metadata or domain XML and the
+          VM will refuse to start otherwise. Additionally the error message
+          now links to the knowledge base which summarizes how to fix the images.
+        </description>
+      </change>
     <section title="Removed features">

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