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[libvirt] Release of libvirt 0.8.6



  As indicated 10 days ago, today was time for a release, I didn't
had much time so I simply generated a release from libvirt git
without much testing. Hopefully this will be okay !

  Release is available as usual at
    ftp://libvirt.org/libvirt/

There is actually a number of significant features rolled in this
release,  along with the usual fixes and improvements:

Features:
- new API virDomainIsUpdated (Osier Yang)
- Add support for iSCSI target auto-discovery (Daniel P. Berrange)
- QED: Basic support for QED images (Adam Litke)
- Introduce a virDomainOpenConsole API (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Support for SPICE graphics (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add a sysinfo and SMBIOS support (Daniel Veillard)
- Implement virsh qemu-monitor-command. (Chris Lalancette)

Documentation:
- updated c# bindings with arnauds latest changes (Justin Clift)
- Fix spelling of virBufferVSprintf (Jiri Denemark)
- Fix broken XML entity for '>' (Philipp Hahn)
- removed outdated reference to virt-mem (Justin Clift)
- Add doc for missed options of migrate (Osier Yang)
- add doc for missed parameters of attach-disk (Osier Yang)
- update virsh manual (Osier Yang)
- updated virsh command reference with libvirt.org links (Justin Clift)
- Generate HACKING from docs/hacking.html.in (Matthias Bolte)
- Prepare hacking.html.in to generate HACKING from it (Matthias Bolte)
- updated csharp pages with latest info (Justin Clift)
- trivial typo fix (Justin Clift)
- added virsh command reference page. (Justin Clift)
- rpm: Fix summary wording (Cole Robinson)
- Augment bug reporting documentation (Daniel Veillard)
- virsh: fix incorrect help text mentioning non-existent network 'id' (Justin Clift)
- Fix off-by-1 in todo page generator (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix comment for <video> tag in domain RNG schema (Daniel P. Berrange)
- fix typo (Eric Blake)

Portability:
- remote: Fix TLS transport on Windows (Matthias Bolte)
- Rename 'remove' param to 'toremove' to avoid clash with stdio.h (Daniel P. Berrange)
- virt-aa-helper: Fix several compile errors (Matthias Bolte)
- maint: improve i18n on non-Linux (Eric Blake)
- nwfilter: use /bin/sh rather than requiring bash (Eric Blake)
- Use python discovered through env instead of hardcoding a path (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Avoid warnings about breaking strict-aliasing rules on FreeBSD (Matthias Bolte)
- Make sure struct sockaddr_in is defined on FreeBSD (Matthias Bolte)
- configure: Disable FS storage driver if mntent.h is not available (Matthias Bolte)
- daemon: Include stdlib.h in dispatch.c (Matthias Bolte)
- xen: work with xen 4.0.1 headers (Eric Blake)
- Fix build with polkit 0 (Jim Fehlig)
- xen: work with ia64 MAX_VIRT_CPUS of 64 (Eric Blake)
- build: cleanup declaration of xen tests. (Diego Elio Pettenò)
- qemu: check compression program availability of virsh save and dump (KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki)
Bug Fixes:
- correct the arguments of migrate_speed (Wen Congyang)
- Fix memory leaks in audit & VirtualBox code (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix host CPU counting on unusual NUMA topologies (Jiri Denemark)
- security, storage: plug memory leaks for security_context_t (Eric Blake)
- network: plug memory leak (Eric Blake)
- qemu: plug memory leak (Eric Blake)
- Always close drivers when a virConnectPtr is released (Matthias Bolte)
- libvirtd: fix bug when shrinking number of clients (Eric Blake)
- Fix 32-bit int truncation in QED header check (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix error handling in virsh when listing storage volumes (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix parsing of port attribute in storage XML configuration (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Don't catch SIGCHLD in libvirtd (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Ensure logfile isn't truncated by shutdown message. (Daniel P. Berrange)
- xend: Escape reserved sexpr characters (Cole Robinson)
- xend: urlencode: Properly escape '&' (Cole Robinson)
- conf: Fix parsing python style triple quotes (Cole Robinson)
- nwfilter: re-order lock grabbed by IP addr. learn thread (Stefan Berger)
- virExec: fix bug in setting up child stderr/out with /dev/null (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix a failure to restore SELinux label for character devices (Daniel Veillard)
- nwfilter: also purge ip(6)tables rules before detecting IP address (Stefan Berger)
- Fix ipv4-addr definition in interface.rng (Laine Stump)
- remote_driver.c: fix non-literal format strings w/o args (Laine Stump)
- ignore SELinuxSetFilecon error in SELinuxSetSecurityFileLabel if on nfs (Laine Stump)
- Fix reference counting bug in virsh console (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix busy-wait loop on closed file descriptor (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix LXC container console device setup (Daniel P. Berrange)
- rpm: fix /var/lib/libvirt permissions (Eric Blake)
- xencapstest: Don't fail when Xen is installed (Matthias Bolte)
- virsh: fix non-literal string format (Laine Stump)
- Fix syntax-check error in domain.rng (Matthias Bolte)
- qemu: Fix non-literal format string (Jiri Denemark)
- macvtap: libvirtd forgot macvtap dev name when restarted (Stefan Berger)
- tests: fix daemon-conf testing failure (Osier Yang)
- Fix virPipeReadUntilEOF on more than 1024 bytes of data (Daniel Veillard)
- Misc error handling fixes in text mode monitor commands (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Ignore open failures when relabelling disk images (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Treat failure to relabel stdin_path as non-fatal on NFS (Daniel P. Berrange)
- qemu: add the USB devices to the cgroup whitelist (Diego Elio Pettenò)

Improvements:
- Log client errors in libvirtd at debug priority
- maint: prohibit most uses of xmlGetProp (Eric Blake)
- maint: ensure syntax check exceptions are distributed (Eric Blake)
- Implementations of virDomainIsUpdated for drivers except qemu (Osier Yang)
- implement callback function for qemu driver (Osier Yang)
- implement the remote protocol (Osier Yang)
- implement public API virDomainIsUpdated (Osier Yang)
- define internal driver API (Osier Yang)
- tests: Fix dispatching internal error reports (Cole Robinson)
- Improve SCSI volume name generation (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix error codes returned when a storage pool is inactive (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Check whether pools are already active upon libvirtd startup (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Allow iSCSI IQN to be set with find-storage-pool-sources-as command (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Switch the virsh XML generation to use virBuffer instead of virAsprintf (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Stop iSCSI targets automatically logging back in after logout (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Refactor iSCSI driver code to facilitate future changes (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Ensure virExec preserves logging environment (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Include a thread identifier in log messages (Daniel P. Berrange)
- qemu: setvcpus: Save config changes to disk (Cole Robinson)
- qemu: setvcpus: Simplify altering the persistent config (Cole Robinson)
- qemu: setvcpus: Fix maxvcpus check (Cole Robinson)
- conf: domain: Improve vcpus validation reporting (Cole Robinson)
- Make state driver device hotplug/update actually transient (Cole Robinson)
- domain_conf: Add virDomainObjSetDefTransient (Cole Robinson)
- buf: Simplify virBufferEscapeString (Cole Robinson)
- conf: Convert ParseString to use STRPREFIX (Cole Robinson)
- schemas: domain: Add more valid file path chars (Cole Robinson)
- qed: Minor updates to QED support patches (Adam Litke)
- Support for probing qed image metadata (Adam Litke)
- storage_file: Add a new flag to mark backing files that are safe to probe (Adam Litke)
- Allow probing of image formats without version information (Adam Litke)
- maint: tighten strncmp syntax check (Eric Blake)
- capabilities, cpu: use new array API (Eric Blake)
- memory: make it easier to avoid quadratic scaling of arrays (Eric Blake)
- memory: make it safer to expand arrays (Eric Blake)
- build: fix autobuild failures on gcov upgrade (Eric Blake)
- virt-aa-helper: translate error messages (Eric Blake)
- maint: update to latest gnulib (Eric Blake)
- deprecate fclose() and introduce VIR_{FORCE_}FCLOSE() (Stefan Berger)
- qemu: record timestamp in qemu domain log (Osier Yang)
- virsh: add net-info command (Osier Yang)
- interface.rng: Make miimon and arpmon optional for bond interfaces (Laine Stump)
- macvtap: convert send / recv function to use libnl (Stefan Berger)
- configure: Remove bashism and replace 'test ==' with 'test =' (Matthias Bolte)
- virsh: Fix compile error in VPATH build (Matthias Bolte)
- qemu: Remove unnecessary quoting from the process name argument (John Morrissey)
- phyp: Don't do a flags check in the storage driver (Matthias Bolte)
- qemu: Add qemu-system-s390x to the emulators list (Matthias Bolte)
- macvtap: convert nl msg construction to use libnl (Stefan Berger)
- Do a better job of validating IP and MAC addresses in network.rng (Laine Stump)
- virt-aa-helper should require <uuid> in XML (Jamie Strandboge)
- esx: Support SMBIOS host mode (Matthias Bolte)
- Wire up virDomainOpenConsole for LXC, Xen and UML (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Re-write virsh console to use streams (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Convert daemon/events.c to use virMutex and virThread (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Introduce portability APIs for creating threads (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Support virDomainOpenConsole with QEMU (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add a generic internal API for handling any FD based stream (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Lower logging level in remote driver streams (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Remote driver client and server for virDomainOpenConsole (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Support callbacks on virStream APIs in remote driver client (Daniel P. Berrange)
- virsh: supply long option for -V (Eric Blake)
- qemu: Add flag to force a CDROM eject (Cole Robinson)
- Allow non-file disk backingStores (Adam Litke)
- bye to close(), welcome to VIR_(FORCE_)CLOSE() (Stefan Berger)
- esx: Add support for memtune/min_guarantee (Matthias Bolte)
- schema: Move timer element inside clock (Jiri Denemark)
- Misc test case fixes for SPICE (Daniel P. Berrange)
- virsh: Add .xml suffix to tmp files used in *edit commands (Jiri Denemark)
- Support SPICE channel security options (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Support multiple QXL video cards (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Define XML syntax for password expiry (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add SPICE support for QEMU driver configuration file (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Support automatic port number allocation for SPICE (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Implement QEMU/KVM QXL video card support in QEMU driver (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add a <graphics> type for SPICE protocol (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add a QXL graphics card type to domain XML schema (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Show compiled in options in virsh -V (Daniel Veillard)
- lxc: Exit on first error in lxcDomainGetMemoryParameters (Matthias Bolte)
- Allow virDomainGetMemoryParameters on read-only connections (Matthias Bolte)
- Add a new test for sysinfo and smbios handling (Daniel Veillard)
- Add sysinfo/smbios support to the QEmu driver (Daniel Veillard)
- Read the host sysinfo for the QEmu driver (Daniel Veillard)
- Add smbios element to schema and configuration to HVM os (Daniel Veillard)
- Sysinfo parsing and saving to/from configuration files (Daniel Veillard)
- Sysinfo extension to relax-ng schemas (Daniel Veillard)
- Change calling conventions in remote driver client internals (Daniel P. Berrange)
- util: Add helper function to build timestamp string (Osier Yang)
- misc: encode the Emacs suggstions from HACKING into a .dir-locals.el file (Diego Elio Pettenò)
- add compression support for "virsh dump" (KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki)
- qemu_driver: add virCgroupMounted (Lai Jiangshan)

Cleanups:
- tests: Fix detection of expected errors (Jiri Denemark)
- Remove bogus check for Xen in example program (Daniel P. Berrange)
- build: enforce files.h usage (Eric Blake)
- maint: sort exports (Eric Blake)
- Remove bogus port handling code in virsh (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Remove trailing ':' from timestamp (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Log all errors at level INFO to stop polluting syslog (Daniel P. Berrange)
- daemon: use safer memory growth macros (Eric Blake)
- maint: avoid remaining sprintf uses (Eric Blake)
- maint: use gnulib configmake rather than open-coding things (Eric Blake)
- replace last instances of close() (Stefan Berger)
- daemon: fix indention problem in daemon/libvirt.c (Osier Yang)
- qemu: fix typos in qemu_monitor_text.c (Osier Yang)
- re-indent network.rng following structural change (Laine Stump)
- Put network.rng contents inside <grammar> for uniformity with other RNGs (Laine Stump)
- maint: Commit .gitignore sorting done by bootstrap (Jiri Denemark)
- xen-proxy: Remove it entirely and use libvirtd instead (Matthias Bolte)
- qemu: Remove redundant slash in save directory path (Matthias Bolte)
- virterror: supply missing spaces (Eric Blake)
- Fix several warnings about a non-literal format string (Jiri Denemark)
- build: avoid compiler warning in xen code (Eric Blake)

  Thanks everybody for their input, ideas, patches or documentation
used in this release !

Daniel



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