Re: Please unblock libvirt 0.4.6-9
On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 02:40:09PM +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
> Guido Günther wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 01:52:47PM +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
> > [..snip..]
> >> So including the one in unstable is probably not going to happen.
> >> Removing 0.4.4 because you're too lame to fix an easy RC bug is also not
> > Thanks a lot for your kindness. I first requested the move of 0.4.6 to
> > Lenny about 6 weeks ago. Nobody even bothered to reply, not to that mail
> > nor to any of the followups.
> Sorry, though you send mixed signals and expect us to review a very
> large diff...
I tried to offer choice a while back (going with either 0.4.4 or
0.4.6) - sorry if this came across as mixed signals.
> >> an option to me... so feel free to propose a tpu upload that would fix
> >> the RC bug as well as this security issue.
> > Every bug in the BTS that affected 0.4.6 affects 0.4.4 - there's really
> > no point in keeping 0.4.4. Please pull it from testing and let's release
> > without libvirt.
> What were these about:
> "Should there be any problems we can easily pull back to 0.4.4"
This just meant: 0.4.6 is ABI compatible to 0.4.4 but *should* there be
any incompatibility we can switch back to 0.4.4.
> "0.4.4 currently has an (though easy to fix) RC bug, so if the changes
> >> for 0.4.6 are to intrusive please remove 0.4.4 from Lenny to get rid of
> >> this issue."
> Can you please explain what bugs in 0.4.4 are critical enough to not
> consider a backported fix and remove libvirt from the release, TIA.
Here's a quick list of bugs fixed in 0.4.6-10 but not in 0.4.4-3:
#509106 - CVE-2008-5086
#481619 - libvirtd loses connection to domain if started two times
(crashes the running domain)
#507553 - missing logfile rotation (overflows the disk easily when
running colltectd or munin)
#507578 - doesn't work with /var/run on tmpfs
[c07c68f] - prefer xenstoraged driver for listDomains - avoids seeing
"ghost domains" due to bugs in several versions of the xen HV,
without this libvirt isn't usable with lenny's xen
[87fc2db] - don't let suspend/resume fail silently (possible data loss)
upstream - fix qemu media connect/eject to work with latest syntax. Add support
for ejecting floppy devices and scsi cdroms including a fix
for a daemon crash (possible data loss)
upstream - fixes several crashes in the storage backend (possible data
#507608 - serial console with kvm/qemu doesn't work
#499718 - fails to install windows (fixed in 0.4.6, but we didn't
identify the commit that fixed this)
#507547 - don't fail if no hypervisor is given in the domain's xml
#499720 - fails to install VMs from CD/DVD
#495950 - assumes kvm can't do smp
#505607 - fix compilation with gcc 4.4
[06dbe8a] - working domain block stats for virtio and scsi devices
upstream - usb device passthrough
upstream - domU shutdown fixes
[.......] are git commits which can be browsed at
Hope this helps.