I would like to update the xen version on rawhide and probably also Fedora
18 to xen 4.2.0 , however libvirt links against some xen libraries whose
versions have changed in xen 4.2 and when I looked a few months ago it
seemed that libvirt didn't support the newer library versions.
Does anyone know what the current support status of libvirt for xen 4.2
is, and what work might be going on (if necessary) to add it?
I'm on fedora 17 and I just started trying to install a
fedora 17 virtual machine where I can screw around with
stuff without blowing up my actual machine.
I get to step 5 of 5 in the New VM wizard of virt
manager and it tells me "No networking" and has
a little warning triangle icon.
Whyfor? All my existing virtual machines use one
of the two bridge devices I have, but it doesn't
seem to see the bridges?
It used to see them in earlier versions of virt-manager.
Is this a bug or some kind of new feature that
requires me to go to infinite pains to make
virt-manager aware of the bridges for my
I'll try to do the install and manually tweak the
xml later to see if I can add the bridge...
The Fedora 18 virtualization test day has been moved to Thursday November 01.
Given the 3 weeks of F18 delay, we readjusted the date to once again put us
after the Beta, so we should have a solid base for testing. The (in progress)
landing page for the test day is here:
So if think you can scrounge up a few cycles that day to try out F18 and all
the virt goodness, please mark your calendars!
I was running updates on my new fedora 17 KVM, so I figured
it would take a while and I closed virt-manager.
The qemu-kvm process for the virtual machine had been running
at maybe 5 or 10 percent of the cpu, as soon as I closed
the windows, it went to 100%.
When I opened virt-manager again and opened the VM, the
cpu dropped back down to 5 or 10%.
It did choose to install the VM with spice as the display.
Is this behavior somehow related to spice? Or maybe the
display drive inside the VM (that is one of the thing
which is probably getting an update now).
----- Forwarded message from Keir Fraser <keir(a)xen.org> -----
From: Keir Fraser <keir(a)xen.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:34:00 +0100
Subject: [Xen-devel] [ANNOUNCE] Xen 4.2 released!
The Xen team is pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.2.
The result of *18 months* of development, new features include:
* Paging/sharing improvements for high-density VM environments (eg. VDI)
* Enhancements to PV-HVM guest performance
* Improved memaccess (guest introspection) support
* EFI boot support, replacing the legacy BIOS boot environment
* Improved RAS support
* XL as the default toolstack; XEND officially deprecated
* Upstream QEMU support, with its up-to-date feature list
Detailed release notes, including a more extensive feature list:
To download tarballs:
Or the Mercurial source repository (tag 'RELEASE-4.2.0'):
And the announcement on the Xen blog:
Thanks to the many people who have contributed to this release!
The Xen Team
Xen-devel mailing list
----- End forwarded message -----
On Sun, Sep 09, 2012 at 12:35:00PM +0300, Dan Kenigsberg wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 06, 2012 at 10:10:17PM +0800, Royce Lv wrote:
> > Guys,
> > Because vdsm is depend on a patch in libvirt 0.10.0, But libvirt
> > 0.10.0 is not available for fc17. You can download the rpm
> > here:http://libvirt.org/sources/
> > Other packages can be found with yum.
> > Sorry for the inconvenience I've brought.
> Yeah, this unfortunate consequece was not foreseen by your reviewer.
> Shame on him. On the mean while, I've built libvirt-0.10.1-2 for my F16
> (yes, I'm backward) and put it in http://danken.fedorapeople.org/f16/
I've moved it around under
http://danken.fedorapeople.org/my-virt-preview, and added f17, but then
realised, that we should better request whomever responsible on
fedora-virt-preview to update libvirt under
Would the owner be kind to do this?
I am running F18 inside a VM (KVM). The base OS is a current F17. I
am using the qxl video driver. It seems the mouse driver is confused
about the coordinates of the cursor as it continually attempts to reduce
the application into the "Activities" mode (show the panel with the
applications drawn smaller).
I also have a lot of problems with drag 'n drop.
I'm unsure what component to use when filing an entry in bugzilla.
Howdy all, here are some Fedora virt status bits for August.
Fedora 18 has slipped a few weeks due to ongoing trouble with some blocker
bugs that release engineering wants fixed before the alpha goes out:
The current F18 schedule:
Sep 11: Alpha release
Oct 02: Beta change deadline
Oct 04: Virtualization Test Day
Oct 16: Beta Release
Nov 05: Final Change Deadline
Nov 20: GA Release
Unfortunately this means the scheduled virt test day is no longer after the
beta release, but thankfully still after the beta change deadline.
QEMU 1.2 Release Approaching
QEMU is moving towards the 1.2 release, currently scheduled for this
Wednesday, September 5th:
If you want a sneak peak at what will eventually be the 1.2 changelog, see:
Currently QEMU 1.2 rc1 is available in rawhide and F18.
libvirt 0.10 release
On August 29th, libvirt 0.10.0 was released! The release highlights:
- agent: add qemuAgentArbitraryCommand() for general qemu agent command
- Introduce virDomainPinEmulator and virDomainGetEmulatorPinInfo functions
- network: use firewalld instead of iptables, when available
- network: make network driver vlan-aware
- esx: Implement network driver
- driver for parallels hypervisor
- Various LXC improvements
- Add virDomainGetHostname
However there were a few serious issues in the release, so a 0.10.1 release
followed soon after with several important bug fixes:
0.10.1 is currently in rawhide. F18 has 0.10.0 rc2, and will have 0.10.1
fairly soon, once an updated netcf makes it to F18 stable.
Reviving QEMU PPC, Sparc
Following the prerequisite work done in July, qemu-system-sparc and
qemu-system-ppc packages are now available in F18 and rawhide. See the package
Additionally, KVM is now enabled for all targets that support it. This doesn't
change anything for the default fedora packages, but it allows the Fedora PPC
folks to get a KVM enabled qemu-system-ppc in their package builds.
Bug count on Aug 02 2012: 208
Bug count on Sep 03 2012: 225
Another decent bump, with over half in libvirt. But there are definitely some
easy close candidates and a handful sitting in POST waiting for a build.
* Fedora 16 : 69
* Fedora 17 : 111
* Fedora 18 : 11
* Fedora rawhide : 34
* gnome-boxes : 12
* gtk-vnc : 4
* ipxe : 2
* kvm : 1
* libguestfs : 6
* libosinfo : 1
* libvirt : 56
* libvirt-cim : 3
* libvirt-qmf : 1
* libvirt-sandbox : 3
* netcf : 4
* python-virtinst : 4
* qemu : 60
* sgabios : 1
* spice-gtk : 6
* spice-vdagent : 2
* usbredir : 1
* virt-dmesg : 1
* virt-manager : 18
* virt-v2v : 3
* virt-viewer : 8
* virt-what : 2
* xen : 11
* xorg-x11-drv-cirrus: 3
* xorg-x11-drv-qxl : 12
Bugs of note
libguestfs tickling a qemu 1.2rc1 crash in character device handling
Rich tracked down a good amount of info but no fix available yet.