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Bug Fix Advisory virt-who bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0900-1
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 virt-who packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancement are
now available.

The virt-who package provides an agent that collects information about virtual
guests present in the system and reports them to the subscription manager.

The virt-who package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.6, which provides a
number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#790000)

These updated virt-who packages provide fixes for the following bugs:

* When the libvirtd daemon was stopped, the virt-who utility no longer received
information about the state of the guest, and showed an inaccurate list of guest
UUIDs. With this update, polling is used to check the connection to the libvirtd
daemon, and the time for which the list of UUIDs is inaccurate was minimized.
(BZ#746163)

* Prior to this update, the virt-who utility could not connect to the libvirt
daemon due to a regression in the code that handles forking of the virt-who
daemon. With this update, a connection is open to the libvirtd daemon after the
fork of the virt-who daemon; thus, fixing this issue. (BZ#813299)

* This update includes a missing python-suds dependency into the virt-who
specfile. The missing dependency was causing the virt-who daemon to fail to
start. (BZ#801657)

* The virt-who daemon did not use double forking when it was started.
Consequently, the daemon did not detach from the terminal correctly. With this
update, virt-who uses double forking, and is able to correctly detach itself
from the terminal. (BZ#806225)

* Previously, the virt-who utility could not handle all events that were being
sent by the libvirtd daemon. If an unrecognized event was received, virt-who
logged an IndexError in the logs, and returned a traceback error. With this
update, virt-who handles all error events (even unknown), and no longer returns
a traceback error. (BZ#815279)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated virt-who packages, which resolve
these issues and add these enhancement.


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:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 89cfca5ef60f14750b18b39f782c9292
SHA-256: defb4ecd14a8abbb4d39a26b2977b2e944cfc59af8df31165664449066010873
 
IA-32:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 3843b985aaf0087acd9601ccddc9a1e0
SHA-256: 172391ec7d584f628d562eb839b85d6f278b95f436113c6d87f6f5237d057a35
 
x86_64:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 3843b985aaf0087acd9601ccddc9a1e0
SHA-256: 172391ec7d584f628d562eb839b85d6f278b95f436113c6d87f6f5237d057a35
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 89cfca5ef60f14750b18b39f782c9292
SHA-256: defb4ecd14a8abbb4d39a26b2977b2e944cfc59af8df31165664449066010873
 
x86_64:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 3843b985aaf0087acd9601ccddc9a1e0
SHA-256: 172391ec7d584f628d562eb839b85d6f278b95f436113c6d87f6f5237d057a35
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 89cfca5ef60f14750b18b39f782c9292
SHA-256: defb4ecd14a8abbb4d39a26b2977b2e944cfc59af8df31165664449066010873
 
IA-32:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 3843b985aaf0087acd9601ccddc9a1e0
SHA-256: 172391ec7d584f628d562eb839b85d6f278b95f436113c6d87f6f5237d057a35
 
PPC:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 3843b985aaf0087acd9601ccddc9a1e0
SHA-256: 172391ec7d584f628d562eb839b85d6f278b95f436113c6d87f6f5237d057a35
 
s390x:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 3843b985aaf0087acd9601ccddc9a1e0
SHA-256: 172391ec7d584f628d562eb839b85d6f278b95f436113c6d87f6f5237d057a35
 
x86_64:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 3843b985aaf0087acd9601ccddc9a1e0
SHA-256: 172391ec7d584f628d562eb839b85d6f278b95f436113c6d87f6f5237d057a35
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 89cfca5ef60f14750b18b39f782c9292
SHA-256: defb4ecd14a8abbb4d39a26b2977b2e944cfc59af8df31165664449066010873
 
IA-32:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 3843b985aaf0087acd9601ccddc9a1e0
SHA-256: 172391ec7d584f628d562eb839b85d6f278b95f436113c6d87f6f5237d057a35
 
x86_64:
virt-who-0.6-6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1715
    MD5: 3843b985aaf0087acd9601ccddc9a1e0
SHA-256: 172391ec7d584f628d562eb839b85d6f278b95f436113c6d87f6f5237d057a35
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

746163 - virt-who loses reading guest info upon libvirtd restarts
790000 - Rebase virt-who to version 0.6 in RHEL 6.3
801657 - Can not start virt-who service.
806225 - virt-who don't do double fork when the daemon is starting.
813299 - Failed to connect socket to "/var/run/libvirt/libvirtd-sock-ro"
815279 - IndexError was shown on the shell command screen about UUID tests



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