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Bug Fix Advisory virtio-win bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0782-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-19
Last updated on: 2011-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6)

Details

Updated virtio-win packages that fix multiple bugs and add one enhancement are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The virtio-win package provides para-virtualized network drivers for most
Windows operating systems.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, free eviction memory did not work correctly on Windows guests when
using virtio-balloon drivers. This update changes the memory to the set value.
(BZ#610787)

* Previously, the virtual machine aborted unexpectedly when it ran on Windows XP
SMP guests. With this update, the guest no longer aborts. (BZ#630536)

* Previously, the netperf test on the Windows 2008 and Windows 7 guests with
virtio network caused the network to become unresponsive. This update corrects
the Network Interface Card (NIC) driver. Now, the network stays available.
(BZ#630830)

* Previously, the whql virtio-serial test on Windows 2008 R2 guests caused the
subjob "Run SimpleIOStress" to become unresponsive. This update resolves this
issue. Now, this subjob runs as expected. (BZ#633243)

* Previously, the hal.dll file was missing after quitting the Windows XP guest
several times. Due to this issue, Windows did not start. This update resolves
this issue. The Windows XP guest starts as expected. (BZ#634828)

* Previously, Windows approved drivers caused an incorrect warning when
installing them on Windows 7 x86. This update rebuilds the driver package and
CAT file using INF2CAT. (BZ#649773)

* Previously, virtio-win did not generate crash dump files after encountering a
Stop Error (BSOD) of Windows guests. The subjob "Execute
Commond_Scenario_Stress_With _IO Script" was aborted. With this update, the
subjob passes without further errors. (BZ#669314)

* Previously, the virtio block driver failed to upgrade and aborted with a BSOD.
This update resolves this issue. Now, the virtio block driver upgrades as
expected. (BZ#669597)

* Previously, the job "DPWDK-HotReplace-Device Test-Verify driver support for D3
power state" failed with a BSOD. This update runs this update
successfully.(BZ#669633)

* Previously, the virtio serial driver caused a BSOD when installing or running
whql jobs. This update installs the driver and passes all related whql jobs.
(BZ#670713)

* Previously, the viostor.sys file version was not updated between builds. Due
to this issue, the RHEV-Block installer could not update this .sys file. This
update resolves this issue. Now, the viostor.sys file is updated as expected.
(BZ#679344)

* Previously, windows guests with 30 virtio serial ports aborted booting with a
BSOD. With this update, windows guests can boot as expected. (BZ#688839)

* Previously, the virtio block job "Embedded Signature Verification" failed.
This update passes this verification without further errors. (BZ#690713)

This update also adds the following enhancement:

* Previously, the virtio-serial windows driver had a write-size limitation. This
limitation caused specific changes to devices using virtio-serial ports in qemu.
With this update, write-size is unlimited. (BZ#617000)

All virtio-win users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages which fix
these bugs and add this enhancement.


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
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary (v. 6)

x86_64:
virtio-win-1.2.0-1.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0351
    MD5: 5f165f7d2280ca8efffe9dede23029a7
SHA-256: 1ff7809f900207220f1dca336f4321cd85479683a52d482fe02bd58b1f390e5c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 6)

x86_64:
virtio-win-1.2.0-1.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0351
    MD5: 5f165f7d2280ca8efffe9dede23029a7
SHA-256: 1ff7809f900207220f1dca336f4321cd85479683a52d482fe02bd58b1f390e5c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary (v. 6)

x86_64:
virtio-win-1.2.0-1.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0351
    MD5: 5f165f7d2280ca8efffe9dede23029a7
SHA-256: 1ff7809f900207220f1dca336f4321cd85479683a52d482fe02bd58b1f390e5c
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

610787 - [balloon]evict windows guest free memory does not work
616685 - balloon:window guest can not keep memory change after guest restart
621834 - Poor write I/O performance of virtio-win driver
625036 - For virtio-blk driver MSISupported should be turned on by default on VISTA and higher.
625465 - virtio-serial CloseHandle & shutdown problems
630536 - Crash when running on Windows XP SMP
630830 - nic:Network become unavailable in windows 2008 x64 guest when doing netperf test
633208 - VirtIo-Serial data corruption when working on Windows XP SMP VM
633243 - [WHQL] Windows 2008 R2 guest hang when running job of "DP WLK - Hot-Add - Device Test - Verify driver support for Hot-Add CPU".
634536 - BSOD after hot-unplug a virtio-serial port
634828 - hal.dll file is missing after quit winxp guest several time
635506 - [WHQL] Win2k8-32 guest always got BSOD (0X93) during balloon testing
637713 - fail to attach virtio serial port to guest when use same nr for different virtio serial pci
669276 - [WHQL]Windows fails to do S4/S3 with virtio-win-1.1.17
669314 - (virtio-win-1.1.17) Can not generate crash dump file after BSOD of Windows guests.
669316 - [WHQL] BSOD occurs when running "CHAOS-Concurrent Hardware And OS test"
669633 - [WHQL]Job of "DPWDK-HotReplace-Device Test-Verify driver support for D3 power state" fails with getting BSOD
670713 - (virtio-win-1.1.17)Virtio serial driver always causes windows BSOD when install or run whql jobs.
671187 - .git in sources tarball
679344 - VirtIO Block: Need to update viostor.sys version
688839 - Failed to boot windows guest with 30 virtio serial ports (Got BSOD 0XD1)
699570 - RHEL6.1 WHQL VirtIO signed driver for all components tracker(viostor,vioserial,Balloon)



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