[fedora-virt] Fedora virt status

Justin M. Forbes jmforbes at linuxtx.org
Mon Apr 26 04:53:52 UTC 2010

Fedora 13

  The Fedora 13 beta is released now. Testing of virt features is
  appreciated.  We are down to the wire, with less than two weeks before
  the release candidate is composed.

  It should be noted that non frozen rawhide means that changes for F-13
  now need to happen in the F-13 branch, as well as devel.

  F-13 schedule:

  2010-05-06  Compose Release Candidate (12 days)

Fedora Cloud SIG

  Progress is being made towards updated Fedora in the EC2 cloud, and
  There is some interest in supporting other cloude nvironemnets. More
  details can be found at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Cloud_SIG

F12 Qemu

  Fedora 12 has a qemu update in updates-testing which is should fix a
  number of issues.  Please test and provide karma as appropriate.

Virt Preview

  As was announced before, the virt-preview repository for F12 users wishing
  to test out the latest F13 virtualization bits is available.  Additionally we 
  have created a virt-preview repository for F13 users wishing to test out
  packages destined for F14 virtualization. Instructions for using these
  repositories can be found at:

  Recent updates in this repository include:


  - Change requires to the noarch seabios-bin
  - Add ownership of docdir to qemu-common (#572110)
  - Fix "Cannot boot from non-existent NIC" error when using virt-install (#577851)
  - Update virtio console patches from upstream

  - Fix volume creation from 'New VM' wizard (bz 579039)
  - Fix firstrun app lock up when calling PackageKit
  - Fix File->Add Connection (bz 580578)


  - Upstream release 0.8.0
  - Snapshotting support (QEmu/VBox/ESX)
  - Network filtering API
  - XenAPI driver
  - new APIs for domain events
  - Libvirt managed save API
  - timer subselection for domain clock
  - synchronous hooks
  - API to update guest CPU to host CPU
  - virDomainUpdateDeviceFlags new API
  - migrate max downtime API
  - volume wiping API
  - and many bug fixe

  - Update to version 0.500.3
  - virt-install: New --watchdog option: configure a virtual watchdog device
  - virt-install: New --soundhw option: More flexible sound configuration
                deprecates --sound, though back compat is maintained
  - virt-install: New --security option: configure VM security driver settings
  - virt-install: New --description option: set a human readable description
  - Better OS defaults: Use <video> VGA and <sound> AC97 if supported
  - Enable x2apic for new KVM guests

  - Update to version 0.8.4
  - 'Import' install option, to create a VM around an existing OS image
  - Support multiple boot devices and boot order
  - Watchdog device support
  - Enable setting a human readable VM description.
  - Option to manually specifying a bridge name, if bridge isn't detected

F13 Bugs

  DOOM-O-METER: 76 bugs remain open against F13 virtualization packages,
  60 are not fixed with pending releases.

  The beta release has provided new testers, which found new bugs.
  We have a lot of work to do before release. Anyone wishing to help can
  find more information at:

= Blockers =

== kernel ==

    Failure while swapping install discs on KVM guest (F12 virt host)

    Work is in progress to get this blocker resolved quickly.

= Important =

== kvm ==

    almost 9 thousand syscalls per second while idle

    A patch has been posted which may resolve the issue. Look for an update
    after further testing.

    Segfaults logged from kvm (qemu-kvm) resulting in guest sudden crash
    and data loss

    A number of users complaining of guests crashing and sometimes taking
    the host with them.  This appears to be related to sound emulation. 
    Feedback suggests that this is no longer an issue in the 0.12.x qemu
    packages.  These packages are available in F-12 updates-testing will be
    updates to F-12 soon.

    reattach virtio to rhel{5,6} guests will cause qemu-kvm crash

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