[Pkg-libvirt-maintainers] Please unblock libvirt 0.4.6-9
luk at debian.org
Fri Dec 19 17:55:33 UTC 2008
Guido Günther wrote:
> Hi Luk,
> 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:
>>>> 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.
Certainly, it places everything finally in a better perspective.
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