- 1 Virtualization
- 1.1 Fedora Virtualization List
- 1.2 Fedora Xen List
- 1.3 Libvirt List
- 1.4 oVirt Devel List
In this section, we cover discussion on the @et-mgmnt-tools-list, @fedora-xen-list, @libvirt-list and @ovirt-devel-list of Fedora virtualization technologies.
Contributing Writer: Dale Bewley
Fedora Virtualization List
This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-virt list.
KVM and QEMU Merge Feature Stays in Fedora 11
After missing the previous
round (FWN #165)
and some development delay, the
QEMU package merge
of Fedora 11 has been marked as
accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.
"Currently, there is both a
KVM package's source is a fork of the
QEMU source, but
KVM regularily re-bases to the latest
QEMU source and merging of
KVM support into the
QEMU code base is actively under-way."
Fedora Virtualization Status Report
After a few weeks off, Mark McLoughlin reached back into the future and produced an exhaustive status report covering all the developments in fedora Virtualization for the last month. Grab a bowl of popcorn and dig in!
Fedora Xen List
This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-xen list.
Success with Experimental Fedora 10 pv_ops dom0
Users are continuing to build experimental kernels with
pv_ops dom0 support.
was happy to
success getting a
kernel working with
on Fedora 10".
"I was able to run the following on Fedora 10 32bit PAE pv_ops dom0:"
- CentOS 5.3 32bit PAE PV domU
- Fedora 10 32bit PAE PV domU (using
virt-installand custom kickstart to force PAE kernel installation to avoid the anaconda BUG)
Pasi was successful by using:
- pv_ops dom0 kernel (2.6.29-rc8 or newer) "Compile with
CONFIG_HIGHPTE=nsince it seems to be broken still"
0.6.1 and related packages from Fedora 10 updates-testing
3.3.1-9 packages from rawhide/F11 rebuilt for F10
- LVM volumes for domU disks (
tap:aiois not yet supported by
Yum Repository for Experimental Dom0 Kernels
This section contains the discussion happening on the libvir-list.
More Formal libvirt Release Scheduling
0.6.2 release next week,
the "release schedule has become a little too variable in timeframe and
quality in recent times."
(FWN #155) and suggested
- Monthly releases aiming for the 1st of the month.
- Any non-trivial new feature for release must be reviewed, approved and committed at least 1 week before the release.
Daniel Berrange is also "working on an integration test suite, which will enable us to run automated tests against individual hypervisor drivers. This will help us detect regressions in hypervisor drivers, and more importantly let us ensure that all drivers are implementing consistent semantics for their APIs."
- commit feature freeze: Tuesday 31 Mar
- expected release date: Friday 3 Apr
- commit feature freeze: Friday 17 Apr
- expected release date: Friday 24 Apr
New Release perl-Sys-Virt 0.2.0
- Fix network create API, and UUID lookups
- Implement storage pool, storage vol, node device, security model, domain events and event loop APIs
- Improve way constants are exposed to Perl layer
- Fix horrible memory leak in methods returning a hash
- Fix integer overflow in APIs using 64-bit ints (aka 'long long')
- Minimum required libvirt C library for building is 0.6.1
SCSI Host Pools Patch
API for Host Interface Configuration
oVirt Devel List
This section contains the discussion happening on the ovirt-devel list.