Release of libvirt-8.8.0
jdenemar at redhat.com
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The 'sheepdog' project is no longer maintained and upstream bug reports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.
* 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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