[fedora-virt] Fedora virt status

Justin M. Forbes jmforbes at linuxtx.org
Thu Jan 28 19:20:49 UTC 2010

Fedora 13

  Feature Submission deadline for F-13 was earlier this week, we have some
  exciting new features submitted.  As we move towards F-13, we are getting
  really close to the Feature Freeze deadline.  

  F-13 schedule:

  2010-02-09  Feature Freeze (12 days)
  2010-02-16  Alpha Freeze (19 days)
  2010-03-23  Beta (Final Development) Freeze (54 days)
  2010-04-29  Compose Release Candidate (91 days)

F12 Virt Preview

  As was announced before, the virt-preview repository for F12 users wishing
  to test out the latest virtualization bits is available.  Instructions for
  using this repository can be found at:

  Recent updates in this repository include:

  - Update to 0.12.2 upstream
  - Add virtio-console patches from upstream for the F13 VirtioSerial feature
  - Remove build dependency on iasl now that we have seabios


  DOOM-O-METER: 216 bugs open 1 week ago, up to 230 now.

  We have a lot of work to do!

= Important =

== kernel ==

    KVM/networking-related crash

    This is related to guests using IPV6

== kvm ==

    SIGTRAP leakage between separate virtual machines

    Patches have been posted for this, and a resolution is coming soon.

    almost 9 thousand syscalls per second while idle

    This is believed to be a result of the USB Tablet device, but several
    users have noticed high host CPU usage while guests were idle.

    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.

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

== libvirt ==

    libvirt can generate bogus node device XML

    libvirt has a function for escaping XML strings that we clearly forgot to
    use here. In addition though we probably need to check where this garbage
    is coming from, because in this particular case we probably shouldn't be
    including the element at all.

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