Test Day:2009-09-17 Virtualization KVM Stable Guest ABI

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Thursday Sep 17, 2009 All day #fedora-test-day (webchat)

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[edit] What to test?

This part of today's Fedora Test Day will focus on testing the KVM Stable Guest ABI feature in Fedora 12.

If you come to this page after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test this feature and provide feedback.

[edit] Who's available

Mark McLoughlin is your host for today.

The following people have also agreed to be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion:

  • add your name here

[edit] What's needed to test

[edit] How to test

Testing this feature is very straightforward:

  1. Edit an existing guests configuration using virsh edit
  2. Set the machine attribute to pc e.g.
    <os>
    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc'>hvm</type>
  3. Check the newly saved configuration using virsh dumpxml
  4. Verify the machine attribute is now pc-0.11 e.g.
    <os>
    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-0.11'>hvm</type>
  5. Start the guest and verify that it boots correctly as before

That's it! The idea is that we record the ABI version number of the pc machine type in the guest configuration so that when qemu is updated in future, we will continue using the same ABI.

Add your comments below in the Issues that were identified section, and/or file bugs in Bugzilla by following this link.

[edit] Issues that were identified

Tester Description Bug references Status
#XXXXX ASSIGNED