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Re: [libvirt] Bugfix for RHEL 5.4+ ?? -- Re: Synchronous commands block virsh?



On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 01:11:01PM -0500, Chris Lalancette wrote:
> On 01/20/2010 06:18 AM, Andreas Kurz wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Thanks for the information Daniel!
> > 
> > On Wednesday 20 January 2010 11:55:41 Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 01:52:15PM +0100, Andreas Kurz wrote:
> >>> Hi list,
> >>>
> >>> I found this thread from December:
> >>>
> >>> http://www.mail-archive.com/libvir-list redhat com/msg18595.htm
> >>>
> >>> .... that starting with version 0.7.4 libvirtd will no longer block 
> >>> other API calls, which would be extremely useful in HA clusters in
> >>> combination with live migration.
> >>>
> >>> Will this fix find its way into RHEL 5?
> >>
> >> The fixes for that are *incredibly* invasive & thus have very high risk
> >> to stability. So that's not the kind of thing that's likely to be approved
> >> for a RHEL5 minor update.
> > 
> > I tried to compile libvirtd 0.7.5 for RHEL5 to test it in our lab an ran into 
> > major troubles when it comes to KVM integration ....  do you see a realistic 
> > change that such a new Version is compileable on RHEL5 systems?
> 
> Hm, interesting.  I just compiled libvirt git head (effectively 0.7.6) on my
> RHEL-5 box here, and it worked just fine with one minor tweak.  The minor
> tweak I had to make was to make the qemu driver understand that qemu-kvm
> lives in /usr/libexec.  That's the following patch:
> 
> diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu_conf.c b/src/qemu/qemu_conf.c
> index c227fe1..2ba8366 100644
> --- a/src/qemu/qemu_conf.c
> +++ b/src/qemu/qemu_conf.c
> @@ -797,7 +797,8 @@ qemudCapsInitGuest(virCapsPtr caps,
>       */
>      if (STREQ(info->arch, hostmachine) ||
>          (STREQ(hostmachine, "x86_64") && STREQ(info->arch, "i686"))) {
> -        const char *const kvmbins[] = { "/usr/bin/qemu-kvm", /* Fedora */
> +        const char *const kvmbins[] = { "/usr/libexec/qemu-kvm", /* RHEL */
> +                                        "/usr/bin/qemu-kvm", /* Fedora */
>                                          "/usr/bin/kvm" }; /* Upstream .spec */
>  
>          for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_CARDINALITY(kvmbins); ++i) {
> 
> 
> If that doesn't fix it for you, what kind of error messages are you getting?

  I think we should push that patch, but I though we were now using
$PATH to lookup executable. In any case /usr/libexec/ is not in the
default path so this still sounds right,

  ACK,

Daniel

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