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Bug Fix Advisory qemu-kvm bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0746-4
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-06-20
Last updated on: 2012-06-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated qemu-kvm packages that fix multiple bugs and add various enhancements
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux
on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. qemu-kvm is the user-space component for running
virtual machines using KVM.

These updated qemu-kvm packages include numerous bug fixes and enhancements.
Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are
directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Technical Notes for information on
the most significant of these changes:

https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.3_Technical_Notes/qemu-kvm.html#RHBA-2012-0746

All users of qemu-kvm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
fix these bugs and add these enhancements.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata relevant
to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 7dee1b2d2824b0d8361f4d0eb60f55ee
SHA-256: 52b2f0d0f5ead70bb8bee4690760eeadb8a64e6cea15a0a4dfc0ce77bc854c48
 
x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: d97dff1013fb872d10ff1ee1dd6e0d5d
SHA-256: ba15fc1ff0b458c021208f5c616de5a5f53e215c6cf9b23dc4160e41683bdfe3
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 443bd19d04c80bf810a06b039f9eef58
SHA-256: e0ec00bfd6276242a4a62736181c67dc503220b1afe93b9ac2968e62ddf13bc9
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 782a19d50e7085d93dc6e440b8eb9bb2
SHA-256: e537cb2bb224af9eff5ba3c57b081f7c03fed755293ec4d19519a9c90fe55bd5
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 11907efa67ee9c3939a4d7d392e4bf2a
SHA-256: 00711cc50c0f908fcd0784640dae489e5a686ada3b72c0a38eae6479930f38cf
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 22406cb3f871527bffb51dac962dc307
SHA-256: b1090c5badd73c8a63a05b0f1f245f5319bcba8ef8218d626e6bd01b461747df
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 7dee1b2d2824b0d8361f4d0eb60f55ee
SHA-256: 52b2f0d0f5ead70bb8bee4690760eeadb8a64e6cea15a0a4dfc0ce77bc854c48
 
x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: d97dff1013fb872d10ff1ee1dd6e0d5d
SHA-256: ba15fc1ff0b458c021208f5c616de5a5f53e215c6cf9b23dc4160e41683bdfe3
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 443bd19d04c80bf810a06b039f9eef58
SHA-256: e0ec00bfd6276242a4a62736181c67dc503220b1afe93b9ac2968e62ddf13bc9
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 782a19d50e7085d93dc6e440b8eb9bb2
SHA-256: e537cb2bb224af9eff5ba3c57b081f7c03fed755293ec4d19519a9c90fe55bd5
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 11907efa67ee9c3939a4d7d392e4bf2a
SHA-256: 00711cc50c0f908fcd0784640dae489e5a686ada3b72c0a38eae6479930f38cf
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 22406cb3f871527bffb51dac962dc307
SHA-256: b1090c5badd73c8a63a05b0f1f245f5319bcba8ef8218d626e6bd01b461747df
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 7dee1b2d2824b0d8361f4d0eb60f55ee
SHA-256: 52b2f0d0f5ead70bb8bee4690760eeadb8a64e6cea15a0a4dfc0ce77bc854c48
 
x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: d97dff1013fb872d10ff1ee1dd6e0d5d
SHA-256: ba15fc1ff0b458c021208f5c616de5a5f53e215c6cf9b23dc4160e41683bdfe3
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 443bd19d04c80bf810a06b039f9eef58
SHA-256: e0ec00bfd6276242a4a62736181c67dc503220b1afe93b9ac2968e62ddf13bc9
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 782a19d50e7085d93dc6e440b8eb9bb2
SHA-256: e537cb2bb224af9eff5ba3c57b081f7c03fed755293ec4d19519a9c90fe55bd5
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 11907efa67ee9c3939a4d7d392e4bf2a
SHA-256: 00711cc50c0f908fcd0784640dae489e5a686ada3b72c0a38eae6479930f38cf
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 22406cb3f871527bffb51dac962dc307
SHA-256: b1090c5badd73c8a63a05b0f1f245f5319bcba8ef8218d626e6bd01b461747df
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 7dee1b2d2824b0d8361f4d0eb60f55ee
SHA-256: 52b2f0d0f5ead70bb8bee4690760eeadb8a64e6cea15a0a4dfc0ce77bc854c48
 
x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: d97dff1013fb872d10ff1ee1dd6e0d5d
SHA-256: ba15fc1ff0b458c021208f5c616de5a5f53e215c6cf9b23dc4160e41683bdfe3
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 443bd19d04c80bf810a06b039f9eef58
SHA-256: e0ec00bfd6276242a4a62736181c67dc503220b1afe93b9ac2968e62ddf13bc9
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 782a19d50e7085d93dc6e440b8eb9bb2
SHA-256: e537cb2bb224af9eff5ba3c57b081f7c03fed755293ec4d19519a9c90fe55bd5
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 11907efa67ee9c3939a4d7d392e4bf2a
SHA-256: 00711cc50c0f908fcd0784640dae489e5a686ada3b72c0a38eae6479930f38cf
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.295.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0360
    MD5: 22406cb3f871527bffb51dac962dc307
SHA-256: b1090c5badd73c8a63a05b0f1f245f5319bcba8ef8218d626e6bd01b461747df
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

582475 - RFE: Support live migration of storage (live streaming)
594654 - Random read/write /dev/port [vga] caused 'invalid parameters' error
638055 - Allow qemu-img re-base with undersized backing files
653779 - [RFE] VNC server ignore shared-flag during client init
674583 - qemu-kvm build fails without --enable-spice
676484 - There is no indication of full preallocation mode in qemu-img man page
688586 - Errors in man page: [un]supported tls-channels for Spice
698936 - Migrate failed from RHEL6.1 host to RHEL6.3 host with -M rhel6.1.0 (qxl and usb device related)
719269 - No -redhat-disable-KSM introduction in man page
723754 - Update qemu-kvm -global option man page
725636 - The memory value is initialized to the original max value after hot plug the second virtio balloon
725748 - Update qemu-img convert/re-base/commit -t man page
728385 - attempting to take a screenshot of a VM with no graphics crashes qemu
736942 - qcow2:Segment fault when rebase snapshot on iscsi disk but do no create the qcow2 file on it
737879 - Qemu-kvm fails to exit when given invalid "-drive" option name or option value
738519 - Core dump when hotplug/hotunplug usb controller more than 1000 times
739944 - CD-ROMs cannot be ejected in virtualized Fedora 16
740504 - SCSI INQUIRY (opcode 0x12) to virtio devices in the KVM guest returns success even when the underlying host devices have failed.
743251 - segfault on monitor command "info spice" when no "-spice" option given
745758 - Segmentation fault occurs after hot unplug virtio-serial-pci while virtio-serial-port in use
747010 - ksmtuned uses "vsz" instead of "rsz" when calculating qemu-kvm mem usage ( KSM turn on too early )
747011 - Taking screenshot hangs Spice display when a client is connected
748810 - qemu crashes if screen dump is called when the vm is stopped
749820 - Use after free in acl_reset
750738 - Segmentation fault if -chardev without backend
750739 - Work around valgrind choking on our use of memalign()
752049 - windows guest hangs when booting with usb stick passthrough
754565 - Fix device assignment Coverity issues
757132 - QEMU console underline causes read beyond static array, draws crap pixels
757142 - Invalid command line option -device '?=x' crashes
757713 - File name completion in monitor can append '/' when it shouldn't
758194 - Coverity omnibus
761439 - Add command to put guest into hibernation to qemu-ga
766303 - [RFE] Resume VM from s3 as a response for monitor/keyboard/mouse action
767499 - windows 2k8 hit BSOD while booting guest with usb device [tracing win2k8 and win7]
769142 - Qemu-kvm core dumped when connecting to listening vnc with "reverse"
769745 - Released usb stick after passthrough fails to be reused on host
769760 - Formatting of usb-storage disk attached on usb-hub fails to end
770512 - Virtio serial chardev will be still in use even failed to hot plug a serial port on it
781920 - rtl8139: prevent unlimited send buffer allocated for guest descriptors.
782161 - pci-assign: Fix multifunction support
782825 - backport isa-debugcon
783950 - RFE: Backport corountine-based block layer
785683 - A live snapshot shouldn't reconfigure the backing file path in the new image
785963 - keys left pressed on the vncserver when closing the connection
787974 - Spice Client mouse loss after live migrate windows guest with spice vmc channel and inactive guest service
788027 - Spice and vnc connection buffer keyboard and mouse event after guest stopped
789417 - Fix memory leak in register save load due to xsave support
790083 - qxl: primary surface not saved on migration when the qxl is in COMPAT mode
790350 - qemu-img hits core dumped with error "qcow2_cache_destroy: Assertion" when does "qemu-img convert ........"
790421 - exit with error when tls-port is not specified but tls is enabled by tls-channel or x509* options
791200 - Character device consumers can miss OPENED events
795652 - Inappropriate __com.redhat_spice_migrate_info error handler causes qemu monitor hanging
796118 - qemu hits core dump when boot guest with 2 pass-though usb devices under 1.1 controller
796575 - qemu-kvm wakes up 66 times a second
797186 - QMP: Backport the I/O status feature
798857 - pkill qemu-kvm appear block I/O error after live snapshot for multiple vms in parallelly
798936 - enable architectural PMU cpuid leaf for kvm
800710 - migration crashes on the source after hot remove of virtio-scsi controller
801416 - virtio-scsi: use local image as guest disk can not configure the multipath
803219 - virtio-scsi:after eject virtio-scsi CD-ROM tray-open's value still be 0
803344 - qemu-img convert doesn't print errno strings on I/O errors
805362 - guest kernel call trace when hotplug vcpu
807313 - qemu-kvm core dumped while booting guest with usb-storage running on uhci
807512 - qemu exit and Segmentation fault when hotplug vcpus with bigger value
807878 - Cannot hear sound when passthrough a USB speaker into RHEL guest
807898 - guest quit or device hot-unplug during streaming fails
807916 - boot from the USB storage core dumped after press "ctrl-alt-delete"
810471 - boot fails while starting guest with sockets>62 and cores=1 and threads=1 option and 10 virtio disks
810507 - prepare virtio-scsi migration format for multiqueue
810983 - QAPI may double free on errors
811228 - block streaming reverts image to auto-probe backing file format
812085 - use the name block-job-cancel to indicate async cancel support
812328 - qemu-kvm aborted when using multiple usb storage on Win2003 guest
812705 - Installing guest with cluster_size=4096, failed
812833 - qcow2 converting error when -o cluster_size <= 2048
813810 - plug small race window at the end of block_stream command
813862 - post-snap1 fixups to live block copy aka mirroring
813953 - block-job-set-speed is racy with block-stream/drive-mirror
814617 - NFS performance regression in large file sequential writes.
816471 - qemu-kvm is not closing the merged images files (mirroring with "full"=true)
818226 - Weird check for null pointer in mirror_abort()
818876 - streaming to stable iscsi path names (with colons) fails to close backing file
819562 - SMEP is enabled unconditionally


References



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