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[libvirt] Release of libvirt-0.8.5



  So the release it out ! And hopefully we are back on our 'end of month'
release cycle. The libvirt-0.8.5 release is available from

   ftp://libvirt.org/libvirt/

So we have a number of features in this new release, I will also note
the rather large mount of documentation fixes (thanks Justin and others!)
and portability. Hopefully this will help people to use libvirt in a
veriety of context !

Features:
- Enable JSON and netdev features in QEMU >= 0.13 (Daniel P. Berrange)
- framework for auditing integration (Daniel P. Berrange)
- framework for DTrace/SystemTap integration (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Setting the number of vcpu at boot (Eric Blake)
- Enable support for nested SVM (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Virtio plan9fs filesystem QEMU (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Memory parameter controls (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- portability to OS-X (Justin Clift)

Documentation:
- virsh: improve the help description for managedsave and start (Justin Clift)
- docs: updated the C# bindings page with arnauds latest changes (Justin Clift)
- docs: update ruby bindings maintainer to chris lalancette (Justin Clift)
- docs: reworded and reordered the bindings page, plus minor tweaks (Justin Clift)
- Fix xen API documentation (Philipp Hahn)
- docs: added a table of contents to the first 11 docs files (Justin Clift)
- docs: reformated the bindings page html markup to match other pages (Justin Clift)
- docs: revamp api_extension example, using vcpu patch series (Eric Blake)
- docs: install the generated html files when make install is run (Justin Clift)
- Fix documentation for virEventAddTimeout() (Philipp Hahn)
- esx: Add documentation about certificates and connection problems (Matthias Bolte)
- docs: added a table of contents to the new c sharp bindings page (Justin Clift)
- docs: removed old changelog file, as it is no longer relevant (Justin Clift)
- Update comments for the memory tunables macros (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- docs: added initial page for c# binding, with links to it (Justin Clift)
- virsh: consolidate memtune docs (Eric Blake)
- Update docs for memory parameters and memtune command (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- docs: document how to disable memballoon (Eric Blake)
- Update todo list file to point at bugzilla/website (Daniel P. Berrange)
- virsh: update comment about parsing (Eric Blake)
- virsh: document options in man page (Eric Blake)
- Fixes for documentation extraction (Daniel Veillard)
- Add automatic generation of a todo item page (Daniel P. Berrange)
- nwfilter: Add 2nd example to the html docs (Stefan Berger)
- nwfilter: Extend docs with info about the state attribute (Stefan Berger)
- vcpu: improve cpuset attribute (Eric Blake)
- nwfilter: Extend docs with information about comment attr. (Stefan Berger)
- docs: grammar cleanups on logging examples (Eric Blake)
- Fix spelling of Xen in comments (Philipp Hahn)
- docs: reworked the policykit patch submitted by Patrick Dignan (Justin Clift)
- docs: fix the xml validity errors regarding name and id (Justin Clift)
- docs: improve wording for the dev guide (Justin Clift)
- docs: add the app dev guide (Justin Clift)

Portability:
- mingw: Add body for virFork and remove double virDriverLoadModule export (Matthias Bolte)
- daemon: exclude requirement for probes.h on systems without systemtap (Justin Clift)
- build: skip xenapi driver when building for RHEL (Eric Blake)
- build: fix mingw build (Eric Blake)
- build: require pkg-config for bootstrap (Eric Blake)
- configure: disable network and storage-fs drivers on mac os x (Justin Clift)
- build: fix example build on MacOS X (Eric Blake)
- mpath: disable devmapper-multipath checking on non-linux (Justin Clift)
- mac os x: use awk selected by build system rather than first in path (Justin Clift)
- virtualbox: fix a typo in the expected location on mac os x (Justin Clift)
- nwfilter: Don't compile nwfilter driver on other systems than Linux (Stefan Berger)
- nwfilter: add a missing define, so libvirtd builds on macos x (Justin Clift)
- build: avoid non-portable IPv6 struct member, for MacOS X (Eric Blake)
- virsh: change wexitstatus order to allow compilation on mac osx (Justin Clift)
- build: use portable sed expressions (Eric Blake)

Bug Fixes:
- eliminate possibility of a double-closed file descriptor (Stefan Berger)
- qemu: check for vm after starting a job (Eric Blake)
- Only attempt removal of the rule allowing tftp if it was added (Laine Stump)
- qemu: don't use %.3d format for bus/addr of USB devices (Diego Elio Pettenò)
- virsh: fix range of memtune command (Eric Blake)
- qemu: work around dash 0.5.5 bug in managed save (Eric Blake)
- Avoid squashing errors during network startup cleanup path (Daniel P. Berrange)
- xen: Fix domain dump (Jiri Denemark)
- dnsmasq: avoid potential crash (Eric Blake)
- Fix netmask checks for IPv6 in virSocketCheckNetmask (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Don't fail lxc domain start when memory controller support is missing (Guido Günther)
- root_squash: virFileOperation may fail with EPERM too (Dan Kenigsberg)
- qemu: let qemu group look below /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/ (Dan Kenigsberg)
- qemu: Prohibit migration of guests with host devices (Jiri Denemark)
- cpu: Use vendor in baseline CPU only if all hosts use it (Jiri Denemark)
- cpu: Fix vendor for recent CPU models (Jiri Denemark)
- Fix Xen SEXPR generation to properly quote strings containing () (Daniel P. Berrange)
- nwfilter: resolve deadlock between VM ops and filter update (Stefan Berger)
- Don't fail on missing D-Bus (Guido Günther)
- cpu: Remove redundant features (Jiri Denemark)
- xen: Fix virDomain{At,De}tachDevice (Jiri Denemark)
- xen: xenXMDomain*DeviceFlags should obey all flags (Jiri Denemark)
- nwfilter: fix memory leaks (Stefan Berger)
- phyp: Checking for NULL values when building new guest (Eduardo Otubo)
- libvirt-guests: start late and stop early (Jiri Denemark)
- nwfilter bug appearing on big endian machines (Stefan Berger)
- Rebuild network filter for UML guests on updates (Soren Hansen)


Improvements:
- vbox: Stop hardcoding a single path for VBoxXPCOMC.so (Matthias Bolte)
- Add disk/net resource auditing to QEMU driver (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add auditing of security label in QEMU driver (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add auditing of start/stop events to the QEMU driver (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add printf format attribute annotation to virAuditSend method (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add audit helper for escaping log message strings (Daniel P. Berrange)
- virsh: use - not _ in memtune option names (Eric Blake)
- build: fix shell detection bug (Eric Blake)
- virsh: improve help text where integers are expected (Eric Blake)
- docs: make the location of the xml catalog file a configure option (Justin Clift)
- Fix build for SystemTap 1.0 (Matthias Bolte)
- Fix formatting of network address in iptables helpers (Daniel P. Berrange)
- virsh: Add option 'model' for attach-interface (Osier Yang)
- qemu: Fix detection of drive readonly option (Jiri Denemark)
- vbox: Fix compile errors due to the virSocketAddr series (Matthias Bolte)
- Don't try to parse a NULL ip address for boot server (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Convert virNetwork to use virSocketAddr everywhere (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Include socket address in client probe data (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add dtrace static probes in libvirtd (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add test suite for virSocket APIs (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Ban use of all inet_* functions (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix error reporting for virSocketParse (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Expand virSocketFormat to be more flexible (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix passing of address family to virSocketParseAddr (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Include length with virSocketAddr data (Daniel P. Berrange)
- audit: simplify declaration (Eric Blake)
- qemu: Exit on first error in qemuDomainGetMemoryParameters (Matthias Bolte)
- virsh: Don't read nparams when virDomainGetMemoryParameters fails (Matthias Bolte)
- Fix formatting of the memtune XML element (Matthias Bolte)
- Add process= support for 'qemu-kvm -name' (John Morrissey)
- nwfilter: avoid dir. enforcement for certain types of rules (Stefan Berger)
- Audit SELinux label assignment. (Miloslav Trmač)
- Audit VM start/stop/suspend/resume (Miloslav Trmač)
- vcpu: remove dead xen code (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: improve support for setting xen vcpu counts (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: improve support for getting xen vcpu counts (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: improve vcpu support in xen command line (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: complete vcpu support in qemu driver (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: improve vcpu support in qemu command line (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: support all flags in test driver (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: add virsh support (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: support maxvcpu in domain_conf (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: make old API trivially wrap to new API (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: implement the remote protocol (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: implement the public APIs (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: define internal driver API (Eric Blake)
- vcpu: add new public API (Eric Blake)
- nwfilter: changes to rules in VM->host table (Stefan Berger)
- esx: Handle non-UTF-8 encoded VMX files (Matthias Bolte)
- Run initgroups() in qemudOpenAsUID() (Dan Kenigsberg)
- memtune: Add min_guarantee to the virsh memtune command (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- esx: Fix check in esxDomainGetInfo's perf metric handling (Matthias Bolte)
- virsh: add tests for recent cli improvements (Eric Blake)
- virsh: new echo command (Eric Blake)
- virsh: add support for accepting arbitrary argv (Eric Blake)
- esx: Explictly declare VMX file content as UTF-8 (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Handle name escaping properly (Matthias Bolte)
- nwfilter: prevent filters with different name but same UUID (Stefan Berger)
- new attribute accessmode to filesystem element (Harsh Prateek Bora)
- nwfilter: cut off connections after changing filters (Stefan Berger)
- build: provide URL in 'configure --help' (Eric Blake)
- tests: Honor LIBVIRT_{DEBUG,LOG_*} variables (Jiri Denemark)
- tests: Do not override LIBVIRT_DEBUG variable (Jiri Denemark)
- Improve error reporting in test suites (Daniel P. Berrange)
- virsh: move code into topological order (Eric Blake)
- virsh: simplify top-level option parsing (Eric Blake)
- virsh: add -- support (Lai Jiangshan)
- virsh: support single quote (Lai Jiangshan)
- virsh: add escaper \ for command string parsing (Lai Jiangshan)
- virsh: rework command parsing (Lai Jiangshan)
- virsh: add vshCommandParser abstraction (Lai Jiangshan)
- virsh: better handling the boolean option (Lai Jiangshan)
- virsh: allow zero length arguments (Lai Jiangshan)
- virsh: better support double quote (Lai Jiangshan)
- Add todo.pl and config example to EXTRA_DIST (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix several minor problems introduced by the memtune series (Matthias Bolte)
- Remote protocol implementation of virDomainSet/GetMemoryParameters (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Adding memtune command to virsh tool (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Implement domainGetMemoryParamters for LXC (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Implement domainSetMemoryParamters for LXC (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Adding memtunables to libvirt-lxc command (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Adding memtunables to qemuSetupCgroup (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Implement domainGetMemoryParamters for QEmu (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Implement domainSetMemoryParamters for QEmu (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Implement cgroup memory controller tunables (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- XML parsing for memory tunables (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Adds xml entries for memory tunables in domain schema (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Adding structure and defines for virDomainSet/GetMemoryParameters (Nikunj A. Dadhania)
- Set sensible defaults for cpu match and feature policy (Daniel P. Berrange)
- xen: Fix logic bug in xenDaemon*DeviceFlags (Jiri Denemark)
- xen: Make xenDaemon*DeviceFlags errors less confusing (Jiri Denemark)
- Return a suitable error message if we can't find a matching emulator (Guido Günther)
- Pass -n to ip(6)tables (Guido Günther)
- nwfilter: Extend schema to accept state attribute (Stefan Berger)
- nwfilter: Add test case for testing the state attribute (Stefan Berger)
- nwfilter: Instantiate state match in ip(6)tables rules (Stefan Berger)
- nwfilter: Extend XML parser and gen. to support state attr. (Stefan Berger)
- xen: Fix bogus error when attaching a device (Jiri Denemark)
- esx: Add support for virtual serial device network backing (Matthias Bolte)
- phyp: Verify that domain XML contains at least one disk element (Matthias Bolte)
- implement usb and pci hot attach in AppArmor driver (Jamie Strandboge)
- nwfilter: Add a test case for testing the comment attribute (Stefan Berger)
- nwfilter: Extend nwfilter schema to accept comment attrib. (Stefan Berger)
- nwfilter: Instantiate comments in ip(6)tables rules (Stefan Berger)
- nwfilter: Extend XML parser and generator w/ comment attribute (Stefan Berger)
- configure: tweak logic flow of virtport check (Justin Clift)
- Rework configure logic for virtualport support (Stefan Berger)
- nwfilter: report if ip(6)tables rules would not be active (Stefan Berger)
- app-armor: add 'rw' for appropriate devices (Jamie Strandboge)
- add extra tests to virt-aa-helper-test for new '-p' option (Jamie Strandboge)
- esx: Allow '-' in VMX entry names (Matthias Bolte)
- Make SASL work over UNIX domain sockets (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Refactor some daemon code to facilitate introduction of static probes (Daniel P. Berrange)
- nodeinfo: work when hot-plugging is disabled (Eric Blake)
- libvirtd: improve the error message displayed on tls client auth failure (Justin Clift)
- virsh: Use virBuffer for generating XML (Jiri Denemark)

Cleanups:
- audit: printf warning fix (KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki)
- build: use shorter file names for 'make dist' (Eric Blake)
- maint: fix syntax-check failure of previous patch (Eric Blake)
- maint: ignore new test executable (Eric Blake)
- tests: Silence qemuxml2argv test (Jiri Denemark)
- Remove all use of inet_pton and inet_ntop (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Remove both addrToString methods (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Remove pointless nwIPAddress struct & void *casts (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Remove useless code in error path of getnameinfo() (Daniel P. Berrange)
- maint: sort private sym lists (Eric Blake)
- Rename VIR_DOMAIN_SWAP_HARD_LIMIT to VIR_DOMAIN_MEMORY_SWAP_HARD_LIMIT (Matthias Bolte)
- Fix make check on RHEL-5 (Jiri Denemark)
- Don't let daemon-conf test fail when auditing is disabled (Matthias Bolte)
- Fix compile errors in remote.c and newly added audit code (Matthias Bolte)
- Fix symbol exports & remove duplicated libvirt_util.la linkage (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix statstest when driver modules are enabled (Daniel P. Berrange)
- build: avoid false positive syntax-check failure (Eric Blake)
- proxy: Fix undefined reference to virClose (Matthias Bolte)
- Introduce VIR_CLOSE to be used rather than close() (Stefan Berger)
- Fix warning about a non-literal format string in qemu_driver.c (Laine Stump)
- test: silence nwfilter test (Stefan Berger)
- tests: fix spurious test failure (Eric Blake)
- memory: fix remote protocol compilation (Eric Blake)
- virsh: poison raw allocation routines (Eric Blake)
- Avoid checking against strncpy in virsh.c (Daniel Veillard)
- Cleanup some tabs issues (Daniel Veillard)
- util: add missing export (Eric Blake)
- virt-aa-helper-test cleanups (Jamie Strandboge)
- python: drop unnecessary conn assignment (Dan Kenigsberg)
- pciFindStubDriver should return NULL on error (Chris Wright)
- tests: silence qemuargv2xmltest noise (Eric Blake)
- tests: clean up qemuargv2xmltest (Eric Blake)
- maint: silence warning from libtool (Eric Blake)
- tests: Fix preprocessor indentation (Jiri Denemark)

  Thanks everybody who helped for this release !

Daniel

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