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[libvirt] Release of libvirt-0.8.3



  Nearly on time :-)
It's available as usual from:
  ftp://libvirt.org/libvirt/

That's mostly a bug fix release exept for ESX 4.1 and vSphere support
and the new APIs to allow easier hacking at the QEmu level.

Features:
- esx: Support vSphere 4.1 (Matthias Bolte)
- Qemu arbitrary monitor commands. (Chris Lalancette)
- Qemu Monitor API entry point. (Chris Lalancette)

Documentation:
- docs: Link wiki FAQ to main page (Cole Robinson)
- Document the memory balloon device (Daniel P. Berrange)
- man pages: update authors and copyright notice for libvirtd and virsh (Justin Clift)
- Add openauth example to demonstrate a custom auth callback (Matthias Bolte)
- docs: fix so generated .html files are removed with make clean (Justin Clift)
- virsh: Fix man page syntax (Jiri Denemark)
- html docs: added firewall explanation page by daniel berrange (Justin Clift)
- libvirtd: add man page for libvirtd (Justin Clift)

Portability:
- Fix compile on i686. (Chris Lalancette)
- daemon: dispatch.c should include stdio.h (and stdarg.h) (Ryota Ozaki)

Bug fixes:
- qemu: Fix PCI address allocation (Jiri Denemark)
- Don't leak delay string when freeing virInterfaceBridgeDefs (Laine Stump)
- qemu: don't lose error on setting monitor capabilities (Eric Blake)
- Add iptables rule to fixup DHCP response checksum. (Laine Stump)
- Fix the ACS checking in the PCI code. (Chris Lalancette)
- Free up memballoon def. (Chris Lalancette)
- Fix a bogus warning when parsing <hostdev> (Chris Lalancette)
- Update ID after stopping a domain (Matthias Bolte)
- openvzDomainCreateWithFlags: set domain id to the correct value (Jean-Baptiste Rouault)
- xenapi: Update ID after starting a domain (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Update ID after starting a domain (Matthias Bolte)
- Fix DMI uuid parsing. (Chris Lalancette)
- Do not activate boot=on on devices when not using KVM (Daniel Veillard)
- Fix a memory leak in the qemudBuildCommandLine. (Chris Lalancette)
- esx: Fix freeing of heterogeneous lists (Matthias Bolte)
- xen: fix logic bug (Eric Blake)
- Eliminate memory leak in xenUnifiedDomainInfoListFree (Laine Stump)
- lxc: Fix 'autostart' doesn't take effect actually (Ryota Ozaki)
- Fix --with-xen-proxy related compile error (Matthias Bolte)
- Fix a potential race in pciInitDevice. (Chris Lalancette)
- Invert logic for checking for QEMU disk cache options (Daniel P. Berrange)
- libvirt-guests: Don't throw errors if libvirtd is not installed (Jiri Denemark)
- pciResetDevice: use inactive devices to determine safe reset (Chris Wright)
- secaatest: Fix compilation (Matthias Bolte)
- virt-aa-helper-test: Fix failure due to the new disk format probing option (Matthias Bolte)
- virt-aa-helper: Make getopt accept the p option (Matthias Bolte)
- virt-aa-helper: Fix return value of add_file_path (Matthias Bolte)
- Fix SEGV on exit after domainEventDeregister() (Philipp Hahn)
- pciSharesBusWithActive fails to find multiple devices on bus (Chris Wright)
- Fix incorrect use of private data in remote driver (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Set a stable & high MAC addr for guest TAP devices on host (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix PCI address assignment if no IDE controller is present (Daniel P. Berrange)
- lxc: force kill of init process by sending SIGKILL if needed (Ryota Ozaki)
- Fix a NULL dereference in the case that the arg in question didn't exist. (Chris Lalancette)
- Remove bogus free of static strings (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix a deadlock in bi-directional p2p concurrent migration. (Chris Lalancette)
- Make virsh setmaxmem balloon only when successful. (Chris Lalancette)
- fsync new storage volumes even if new volume was copied. (Laine Stump)
- Don't skip zero'ing end of volume file when inputvol is shorter than newvol (Laine Stump)
- Always clear out the last_error in virshReportError. (Chris Lalancette)
- CVE-2010-2242 Apply a source port mapping to virtual network masquerading (Daniel P. Berrange)
- uml_driver: correct logic error in umlMonitorCommand (Jim Meyering)
- qemuConnectMonitor: fix a bug that would have masked SELinux failure (Jim Meyering)
- python: Fix IOErrorReasonCallback bindings (Cole Robinson)
- cpuCompare: Fix crash on unexpected CPU XML (Jiri Denemark)
- cpu: Fail when CPU type cannot be detected from XML (Jiri Denemark)
- cpuCompare: Fix comparison of two host CPUs (Jiri Denemark)
- Fix potential crash in QEMU monitor JSON impl (Daniel P. Berrange)

Improvements:
- OpenVZ: implement suspend/resume driver APIs (Jean-Baptiste Rouault)
- esx: Set storage pool target path to host.mountInfo.path (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Make storage pool lookup by name and UUID more robust (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Restrict vpx:// to handle a single host in a vCenter (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Map some managed object types (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Parse the path of the URI (Matthias Bolte)
- Make virsh -d check its input (Daniel Veillard)
- esx: Switch from name to number checks in the subdrivers (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Improve blocked task detection and fix race condition (Matthias Bolte)
- build: distribute libvirt_qemu.syms (Eric Blake)
- build: restore operation of bit-rotted 'make cov' (Eric Blake)
- qemu: virtio console support (Cole Robinson)
- domain conf: Track <console> target type (Cole Robinson)
- domain conf: char: Add an explicit targetType field (Cole Robinson)
- domain conf: Rename character prop targetType -> deviceType (Cole Robinson)
- docs: domain: Document virtio <channel> (Cole Robinson)
- tests: Test qemuxml2xml when expected xml changes (Cole Robinson)
- fix handling of PORT_PROFILE_RESPONSE_INPROGRESS netlink message (Gerhard Stenzel)
- maint: turn on gcc logical-op checking (Eric Blake)
- libvirt-guests: add reload, condrestart (Eric Blake)
- libvirt-guests: enhance status (Eric Blake)
- libvirt-guests: detect invalid arguments (Eric Blake)
- qemu: Allow setting boot menu on/off (Cole Robinson)
- qemu: Error on unsupported graphics config (Cole Robinson)
- Force FLR on for buggy SR-IOV devices. (Chris Lalancette)
- qemudDomainAttachHostPciDevice refactor to use new helpers (Chris Wright)
- Add helpers qemuPrepareHostdevPCIDevice and qemuDomainReAttachHostdevDevices (Chris Wright)
- qemuGetPciHostDeviceList take hostdev list directly (Chris Wright)
- esx: Add vpx:// scheme to allow direct connection to a vCenter (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Don't ignore the vcenter query parameter (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Add autodetection for the SCSI controller model (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Allow 'vmpvscsi' as SCSI controller model (Matthias Bolte)
- Add tests for the new Qemu namespace XML. (Chris Lalancette)
- Qemu remote protocol. (Chris Lalancette)
- Handle arbitrary qemu command-lines in qemuParseCommandLine. (Chris Lalancette)
- Qemu arbitrary command-line arguments. (Chris Lalancette)
- Add namespace callback hooks to domain_conf. (Chris Lalancette)
- Remove erroneous setting of return value to errno. (Laine Stump)
- Change virDirCreate to return -errno on failure. (Laine Stump)
- Make virStorageBackendCopyToFD return -errno. (Laine Stump)
- Change virFileOperation to return -errno (ie < 0) on error. (Laine Stump)
- Re-arrange PCI device address assignment to match QEMU's default (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Explicitly represent balloon device in XML and handle PCI address (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Rearrange VGA/IDE controller address reservation (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Use unsigned long in cmdSetmem. (Chris Lalancette)
- Fix up inconsistent virsh option error reporting. (Chris Lalancette)
- Use the extract backing store format in storage volume lookup (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Rewrite qemu-img backing store format handling (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add ability to set a default driver name/type when parsing disks (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Disable all disk probing in QEMU driver & add config option to re-enable (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Pass security driver object into all security driver callbacks (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Convert all disk backing store loops to shared helper API (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add an API for iterating over disk paths (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Require format to be passed into virStorageFileGetMetadata (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Refactor virStorageFileGetMetadataFromFD to separate functionality (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Remove 'type' field from FileTypeInfo struct (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Extract the backing store format as well as name, if available (Daniel P. Berrange)
- RFC: Canonicalize block device paths (David Allan)
- .gitignore: Ignore generated libvirtd docs (Cole Robinson)
- esx: Make esxVI_*_Deserialize dynamically dispatched (Matthias Bolte)
- qemu: Use -nodefconfig when probing for CPU models (Jiri Denemark)
- Ensure we return the callback ID in python events binding (Daniel P. Berrange)
- virsh: add new --details option to vol-list (Justin Clift)
- Implement virsh managedsave-remove command. (Chris Lalancette)
- cpu: Add new models from qemu's target-x86_64.conf (Jiri Denemark)
- cpu: Add support for CPU vendor (Jiri Denemark)
- cpuBaseline: Detect empty set of common features (Jiri Denemark)
- cpuBaseline: Don't mess with the CPU returned by arch driver (Jiri Denemark)
- Make html docs in non-srcdir build (Jiri Denemark)

Cleanups:
- Fix build error in virsh.c (Laine Stump)
- Fix virsh error message when -d arg is not numeric (Eric Blake)
- Fix a couple of typo in iSCSI backend (Aurelien ROUGEMONT)
- Don't put a semicolon on the end of a VIR_ENUM_IMPL. (Chris Lalancette)
- Remove duplicate </p> from downloads.html.in (Matthias Bolte)
- storage: kill dead stores (Eric Blake)
- qemu: kill some dead stores (Eric Blake)
- network: kill dead store (Eric Blake)
- esx: silence spurious compiler warning (Eric Blake)
- build: fix 'make syntax-check' failure (Eric Blake)
- lxc: Fix return values of veth.c functions (Ryota Ozaki)
- maint: fix comment typos (Eric Blake)
- Fix up confusing indentation in qemudDomainAttachHostPciDevice. (Chris Lalancette)
- build: fix VPATH builds (Eric Blake)
- virt-aa-helper: Ignore open errors again (Matthias Bolte)
- qemu-api: avoid build failure (Eric Blake)
- Fix .mailmap after accidental wrong committer address (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Remove inappropriate use of VIR_ERR_NO_SUPPORT (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Remove unused and bitrotting vshCommandOptStringList (Chris Lalancette)
- Remove error checking after using vshMalloc. (Chris Lalancette)
- Remove the "showerror" parameter from vshConnectionUsability. (Chris Lalancette)
- Eliminate compiler warning due to gettext string with no format args (Laine Stump)
- Fix build by removing unknown pod2man flag (Daniel P. Berrange)

  Thanks everybody for the help on this release !

Daniel

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