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Enhancement Advisory New package: kvm

Advisory: RHEA-2009:1272-2
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-09-01
Last updated on: 2009-09-01
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

Details

A new KVM package that adds a new hypervisor for full virtualization is now
available.

KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution
for Linux on x86 hardware.

KVM is a Linux kernel module built for the standard Red Hat Enterprise
Linux kernel. KVM can run multiple unmodified, virtualized guest Windows
and Linux operating systems. KVM is a hypervisor which uses the libvirt
virtualization tools (virt-manager and virsh).

The KVM hypervisor cannot run at the same time as the Xen hypervisor. Both
hypervisors, Xen and KVM, can be installed on the same system, however,
only one hypervisor can be used at a time.

KVM is only available for the Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures.

For more information on changing hypervisor or using KVM refer to the Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization Guide.

All users requiring KVM should install this newly released package.


Solution

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kvm-83-105.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0163
    MD5: b60623045ad3a19a669e9ce2bd1de792
 
x86_64:
kmod-kvm-83-105.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0163
    MD5: fe8fba91c09f37d80e8b03ed7bb21aa0
kvm-83-105.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0163
    MD5: c8d7ffeefd30b3ceaae94a02f5df12d3
kvm-qemu-img-83-105.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0163
    MD5: 9095864c43e7a63a259b1b57c69f65f4
kvm-tools-83-105.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0163
    MD5: d715439a54e3a3eac900e57792990a4e
 
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
kvm-83-105.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0163
    MD5: b60623045ad3a19a669e9ce2bd1de792
 
x86_64:
kmod-kvm-83-105.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0163
    MD5: fe8fba91c09f37d80e8b03ed7bb21aa0
kvm-83-105.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0163
    MD5: c8d7ffeefd30b3ceaae94a02f5df12d3
kvm-qemu-img-83-105.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0163
    MD5: 9095864c43e7a63a259b1b57c69f65f4
kvm-tools-83-105.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0163
    MD5: d715439a54e3a3eac900e57792990a4e
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

496150 - Export HOST UUID through SMBIOS to show in guest dmidecode
500263 - Import RHEV kvm fixes added between kvm-83-35.el5ovirt and kvm-83-42.el5ovirt
500717 - qemu-kvm can generate invalid screendumps during reboot
501693 - must notify success of exec migration on destination
501729 - Pull RHEV bugfixes between kvm-83-42.el5ovirt and kvm-83-52.el5ovirt
501777 - kvm doesn't build on newer RHEL-5.4 kernels because of get_user_pages_fast()
503790 - virtio balloon: add a command-line option to disable it at runtime
503793 - Pull RHEV bugfixes between kvm-83-52.el5ovirt and kvm-83-58.el5ovirt
503811 - Pull disable-virtio-balloon patch from RHEV branch
503955 - Move qemu-kvm to /usr/libexec
504018 - kernel oops at kvm_get_intr_delivery_bitmask+0x4e/0x86
504047 - kvm doesn't use native get_user_pages_fast()
504237 - Pull RHEV bugfixes for RHEL
504351 - KVM-QEMU: 100% CPU - VM stuck scenario (trying to boot from CD in the 2nd reboot)
504647 - Low UDP throughput from Linux KVM guest
504713 - BIOS bug - processor goes missing with RHEL3U8 boot kernel
505090 - Virtual machine fails to start without cdom - qemu: could not open disk image /dev/sr0
505440 - Panic on suspend with KSM module loaded
505641 - Remote VNC client can cause any QEMU VNC server to crash with a double-free
507659 - Migrate command not end and vm responseless on Nahalem host
507730 - KVM: SVM: Remove port 80 passthrough (upstream backport)
507733 - KVM: protect concurrent make_all_cpus_request (upstream backport)
507880 - qemu hangs during VNC connection from RHEVM
508623 - Only 1 processor can be detected in "systeminfo" of win2k3 guest with -smp 2 and ACPI multiprocessor HAL.
508776 - KVM: MMU: limit rmap chain
508861 - kvm: add tap send buffer limit to help UDP networking
509208 - KVM fixes to make gPXE boot ROMs work
510087 - KVM: limit lapic periodic timer frequency
510806 - KVM: invoke pci_reset_function() when PCI device assigned or deassigned to a guest
511031 - qemu-kvm hang during migration when stress test is running in the guest
512712 - Support huge pages in KVM
512894 - Disable hpet by default
512898 - Enable rtd-hack by default
513098 - KVM: take mmu_lock when updating a deleted slot (upstream backport)
513252 - Asignation instead of comparation inside if
513394 - KVM: SVM: force new asid on vcpu migration (upstream backport)
513946 - keyboard is slow in windows SMP guest.
514526 - Reset qxl, vdi irq line on guest reset
514887 - Mouse and keyboard of guest are unavailable after migration-[kvm-83-101.el5]



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