Release of libvirt-8.8.0

Jiri Denemark jdenemar at
Mon Oct 3 08:06:43 UTC 2022

The 8.8.0 release of both libvirt and libvirt-python is tagged and
signed tarballs and source RPMs are available at

Thanks everybody who helped with this release by sending patches,
reviewing, testing, or providing feedback. Your work is greatly

* Removed features

  * storage: Remove 'sheepdog' storage driver backend

    The 'sheepdog' project is no longer maintained and upstream bug reports
    are unaddressed. Libvirt thus removed the support for the sheepdog storage
    driver backend, following qemu's removal of sheepdog support in qemu-6.1.

* Improvements

  * qemu: Implement VIR_DOMAIN_STATS_CPU_TOTAL for qemu:///session

    Users can now query VIR_DOMAIN_STATS_CPU_TOTAL (also known as cpu.time)
    statistics for session domains.

* Bug fixes

  * qemu: Fix non-shared storage migration setup

    This release fixes a bug in setup of a migration with non-shared storage
    ( ``virsh migrate --copy-storage-all``) which was broken by a refactor of
    the code in libvirt-8.7.

  * selinux: Don't ignore NVMe disks when setting image label

    Libvirt did not set any SELinux label on NVMe disks and relied only on the
    default SELinux policy. This turned out to cause problem when using
    namespace or altered policy and thus is fixed now.

  * qemu: Fix a deadlock when setting up namespace

    When starting a domain, libvirt creates a mount namespace and manages
    private /dev with only a handful nodes exposed. But when creating those a
    deadlock inside glib might have occurred. The code was changed so that
    libvirt does not tickle the glib bug.

  * qemu: Don't build memory paths on daemon restart

    When the daemon is restarted it tried to create domain private paths for
    each mounted hugetlbfs. When this failed, the corresponding domain was
    killed. This operation is now performed during domain startup and memory
    hotplug and no longer leads to sudden kill of the domain.



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