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[Libvirt-announce] Release of libvirt-3.9.0
- From: Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com>
- To: libvir-list redhat com
- Cc: libvirt-announce redhat com
- Subject: [Libvirt-announce] Release of libvirt-3.9.0
- Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 18:58:46 +0100
It's out ! I tagged it on git and pushed signed tarball and rpms to
the usual place:
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:
- 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 /
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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...
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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