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[libvirt] Release of libvirt-0.8.4



  As planned the release is now available on the server at
    ftp://libvirt.org/libvirt/

This is mostly an enhancement and bug fix release, there is less patches
than for usual monthly releases, I guess a number of people had a break
in August :-)

Features:
- various improvements to UML driver (Soren Hansen)

Documentation:
- docs: fix lxc examples (Serge Hallyn)
- docs: mention domain <clock> improvements (Eric Blake)
- docs: fix an incorrect keyword in updated hooks page (Justin Clift)
- docs: significant expansion of custom hook script information (Justin Clift)

Portability
- cygwin: build fix (Stefan Berger)
- build: allow mingw VPATH build (Eric Blake)
- Generate libvirt_qemu.def from libvirt_qemu.syms for MinGW builds (Matthias Bolte)
- Only require XDR when building libvirtd or the remote driver (Matthias Bolte)
- build-sys: fix build when daemon is disabled by not installing libvirtd.8 (Diego Elio Pettenò)

Bug Fixes:
- Fix block statistics with newer versions of Xen (Guido Günther)
- Fix off-by-1 in QEMU boot arg array handling (Daniel P. Berrange)
- bridge: Fix static-only DHCP configuration (Jiri Denemark)
- qemu: qemuMonitorJSONEjectMedia(): Fix arguments' type (Luiz Capitulino)
- qemu: qemuMonitorJSONMigrate(): Fix arguments' type (Luiz Capitulino)
- test: Don't overwrite storage volume target path and key (Matthias Bolte)
- build: Fix permissions of sysconfig files (Jiri Denemark)
- virsh: remove driver check from attach-disk command (Ryan Harper)
- phyp: Bad comparison when checking for existing domain name (Eduardo Otubo)
- esx: Fix esxVI_BuildSelectSet's invalid argument check (Matthias Bolte)
- spec: Fix undefined with_libnl (Jiri Denemark)
- Fix handling of sparse NUMA topologies (Daniel P. Berrange)
- qemu: Check for errors when converting PCI address to string (Jiri Denemark)
- qemu: Fix JSON migrate_set_downtime command (Jiri Denemark)
- uml: fix logic bug in checking reply length (Eric Blake)
- xen: Fix scheduler setting problems (Daniel Veillard)
- nodedev: Free the right pointers when getting WWNs fails (Jiri Denemark)
- nodedev: Fix sysfs paths for vport operations (Dave Allan)
- xen: Fix device count on detach (Daniel Berrange)
- remote: Fix incorrect use of private data field (Daniel Berrange)
- esx: Fix memory leak when looking up an non-existing domain by name (Matthias Bolte)
- Fix up qemu domain save/managed save locking. (Chris Lalancette)
- qemu: Release PCI slot when detaching disk and net devices (Jiri Denemark)
- qemu: Re-reserve all PCI addresses on libvirtd restart (Jiri Denemark)
- Close fd's of persistent tap devices (Soren Hansen)
- Fix tunnelled migration with qemu running as qemu:qemu. (Chris Lalancette)
- Fix valgrind complaints when using kill -SIGHUP on libvirtd (Stefan Berger)
- bridge: Fix potential segfault when preparing dnsmasq arguments (Jiri Denemark)
- Fix return value usage (Doug Goldstein)
- nodeinfo: skip offline CPUs (Eric Blake)
- Do not use boot=on on IDE device (Daniel Veillard)

Improvements:
- virsh: Option for overriding disk type in attach-disk (Jiri Denemark)
- Explicitly pass uml_dir argument to user-mode-linux (Soren Hansen)
- Fix dependancies for remote generated files (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Ensure remote daemon unions are always non-zero length (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add nwfilter support to UML driver (Soren Hansen)
- esx: Use SessionIsActive when available (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Fall back to path as key when QueryVirtualDiskUuid isn't available (Matthias Bolte)
- mingw: match recent changes in spec file (Eric Blake)
- Update of localization files (Daniel Veillard)
- esx: Use the VirtualDisk UUID as storage volume key (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Add .vmdk storage volume creation (Matthias Bolte)
- OpenVZ: add ethernet interface type support (Jean-Baptiste Rouault)
- esx: Rework datastore path parsing and handling (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Fix generator for string return values (Matthias Bolte)
- build: add some modules (Eric Blake)
- Use global directory as UML's monitorDir for privileged connections (Soren Hansen)
- maint: track moved file (Eric Blake)
- Add tests for Xen's blktap2 implementation (Jim Fehlig)
- Add blktap2 support to xend driver (Jim Fehlig)
- esx: Map the .vmx annotation to the domain XML description (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Add read-only storage volume access (Matthias Bolte)
- Move libvirt-guests init script and config to tools (Jiri Denemark)
- Support virDomainAttachDevice and virDomainDetachDevice for disks in UML (Soren Hansen)
- Log return value for virConnectGetCapabilities (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Try harder to send RPC error message back to client (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Add explicit warning messages when failing to serialize to XDR (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Allow chardev of type 'file' for UML domains. (Soren Hansen)
- esx: Improve object-by-type lookup performance (Matthias Bolte)
- xen tests: Fix PV-VFB tests with RHEL-5 API (Jiri Denemark)
- xen tests: Fix missing "type ioemu" with rhel5-api (Jiri Denemark)
- nodeinfotest: Print libvirt error on failure (Jiri Denemark)
- xenapi: support xenapi 5.6.0 headers (Eric Blake)
- Add support for -enable-kqemu flag (Daniel P. Berrange)
- esx: Use MD5 sum of mount path as storage pool UUID (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Make sure dumpxml outputs proper ID for active domains (Matthias Bolte)
- Add actions to virDomainLifecycle enum (Jim Fehlig)
- vbox: add location used in rpmfusion release (Eric Blake)
- storage: add support for Vendor and Model in XML (Patrick Dignan)
- qemu: Fix copy&paste error in warning message (Jiri Denemark)
- nwfilter: extend nwfilter reload support (Stefan Berger)
- esx: Explicitly disable unused floppy devices (Matthias Bolte)
- phyp: Add rudimentary network driver (Eduardo Otubo)
- Make umlConnectTapDevice ask brAddTap for a persistent tap device. (Soren Hansen)
- Make sure all command line arguments get passed to UML (Soren Hansen)
- nwfilter: Discard class D,E IP addresses when sniffing pkts (Stefan Berger)
- nwfilter: serialize execution of scripts with ebtables cmds (Stefan Berger)
- Move the tunnelled migration unix socket to /var/lib/libvirt/qemu (Chris Lalancette)
- qemu: avoid calling the balloon info command if disabled (Daniel Veillard)
- bridge: Add --dhcp-no-override option to dnsmasq (Jiri Denemark)
- esx: Improve VMX file name parsing and formatting (Matthias Bolte)
- esx: Split VMX code into a general and an ESX specific part (Matthias Bolte)
- allow memballoon type of none to desactivate it (Daniel Veillard)
- Add a detailed message when tap device add fails (Doug Goldstein)
- qemu: Hack around asynchronous device_del (Jiri Denemark)
- build-sys: only build the test programs during the check phase. (Diego Elio Pettenò)
- Add "ubd" to the list of disk prefixes (Soren Hansen)
- Extend virSocketParseAddr() to allow a NULL result pointer (Daniel Veillard)
- bootloader_args is named bootargs in xen-xm (Philipp Hahn)
- Fix return value usage (Doug Goldstein)
- qemu: improve error if tun device is missing (Doug Goldstein)
- build: rerun bootstrap if po/Makevars got nuked (Eric Blake)
Cleanups:
- Remove hack to get static binaries in DV environment (Daniel Veillard)
- build: avoid uninitialized variable warning (Eric Blake)
- vbox: factor a large function (Eric Blake)
- lxc: avoid large stacks with veth creation (Eric Blake)
- openvz: use virAsprintf to avoid large stacks (Eric Blake)
- openvz: formatting cleanups (Eric Blake)
- network: use virAsprintf when appropriate (Eric Blake)
- Move hextobin as virHexToBin to util.c (Matthias Bolte)
- Rename qemudShrinkDisks to virDomainDiskRemove and move to domain_conf.c (Soren Hansen)
- xml2sexprtest: Remove graphics from unrelated tests (Jiri Denemark)
- xenapi: Fix compile error in previous commit (Matthias Bolte)
- qemu: Remove code duplication (Jiri Denemark)
- vbox: factor a large function (Eric Blake)
- xenapi: avoid sprintf (Eric Blake)
- storage: avoid s[n]printf (Eric Blake)
- maint: whitespace cleanups (Eric Blake)
- build: delete dead comments (Eric Blake)
- nwfilter: use consistent OOM reporting (Eric Blake)
- build: fix compiler warning (Eric Blake)
- build: fix AppArmor compilation (Jamie Strandboge)
- Avoid unnecessary bootstrap runs in VPATH builds (Jiri Denemark)
- maint: update an email address preference (Eric Blake)
- phyp: refactor phypListDomainsGeneric to eliminate buffer overflow (Eduardo Otubo)

  Thanks everybody who helped for the release with patches, bug reports
  or documentation !

Daniel

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