Bug Fix Advisory qemu-kvm bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2014:0302-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2014-03-17
Last updated on: 2014-03-17
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated qemu-kvm packages that fix one bug 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.

This update fixes the following bug:

* Previously, the number of characters in the file name strings for virtual
machine (VM) images was limited. Because repeated creation of VM image snapshots
gradually increases the file name string size, this eventually resulted in
either of the following problems when the size limit was reached: creating an
image snapshot failed to be executed or the VM did not successfully boot. This
update fixes the handling of file names so that long file names are now
supported, and the mentioned problems no longer occur. (BZ#1071740)

Users of qemu-kvm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
this bug.


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/site/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 93f80e8d895c5c58cf2a377f36270f9e
SHA-256: 2dd6cfb6cb9f56366cb4442c5eebd9a5e7597026cd71d9ef0723d06c21f36f91
 
IA-32:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 64dcc7f9ac9747baa68c72fdd0cae55e
SHA-256: 5a00efa84733eba08fc155099ad3f5952daa0bec69246757720c3e90fb661c3d
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 353dfde3be3856281da9e846577abc72
SHA-256: 96723bca70db12c374eb995ca21192fb9098b1d889c464f0301b8f7ced1f614d
 
x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 5ca17ce0cff9070035ebc2b1769a463a
SHA-256: f5266b18f50e30f41e74df3c3993c76407c94df1d15e4af408d6b69e0edf0757
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 0a0efd78061644b06684a63271630c57
SHA-256: 4cfc45c973a829eea46abb0443c4657d6a24053d6ec221759e9cd19e931ef23a
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: d7c9769037a75320671318bbcbe1fc69
SHA-256: 01ba3243a2710e5810d00f633fe7b9791334a9dd72fb7ceead46e815fdaa591d
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: d2a76c541eadfcc59855c267a9fccba0
SHA-256: 3f446894e00d19d98c108c236b06f9a788ca2382f7d2b2087a9f5a522326d363
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 307afba7c9d553d4555761d6bb49d0f8
SHA-256: b34cac68f1829b7e178518880d61dec219fd292858f1ed6ba4f8bd14604dd01a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 93f80e8d895c5c58cf2a377f36270f9e
SHA-256: 2dd6cfb6cb9f56366cb4442c5eebd9a5e7597026cd71d9ef0723d06c21f36f91
 
x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 5ca17ce0cff9070035ebc2b1769a463a
SHA-256: f5266b18f50e30f41e74df3c3993c76407c94df1d15e4af408d6b69e0edf0757
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 0a0efd78061644b06684a63271630c57
SHA-256: 4cfc45c973a829eea46abb0443c4657d6a24053d6ec221759e9cd19e931ef23a
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: d7c9769037a75320671318bbcbe1fc69
SHA-256: 01ba3243a2710e5810d00f633fe7b9791334a9dd72fb7ceead46e815fdaa591d
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: d2a76c541eadfcc59855c267a9fccba0
SHA-256: 3f446894e00d19d98c108c236b06f9a788ca2382f7d2b2087a9f5a522326d363
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 307afba7c9d553d4555761d6bb49d0f8
SHA-256: b34cac68f1829b7e178518880d61dec219fd292858f1ed6ba4f8bd14604dd01a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 93f80e8d895c5c58cf2a377f36270f9e
SHA-256: 2dd6cfb6cb9f56366cb4442c5eebd9a5e7597026cd71d9ef0723d06c21f36f91
 
IA-32:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 64dcc7f9ac9747baa68c72fdd0cae55e
SHA-256: 5a00efa84733eba08fc155099ad3f5952daa0bec69246757720c3e90fb661c3d
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 353dfde3be3856281da9e846577abc72
SHA-256: 96723bca70db12c374eb995ca21192fb9098b1d889c464f0301b8f7ced1f614d
 
x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 5ca17ce0cff9070035ebc2b1769a463a
SHA-256: f5266b18f50e30f41e74df3c3993c76407c94df1d15e4af408d6b69e0edf0757
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 0a0efd78061644b06684a63271630c57
SHA-256: 4cfc45c973a829eea46abb0443c4657d6a24053d6ec221759e9cd19e931ef23a
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: d7c9769037a75320671318bbcbe1fc69
SHA-256: 01ba3243a2710e5810d00f633fe7b9791334a9dd72fb7ceead46e815fdaa591d
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: d2a76c541eadfcc59855c267a9fccba0
SHA-256: 3f446894e00d19d98c108c236b06f9a788ca2382f7d2b2087a9f5a522326d363
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.415.el6_5.6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2015:1275
    MD5: 307afba7c9d553d4555761d6bb49d0f8
SHA-256: b34cac68f1829b7e178518880d61dec219fd292858f1ed6ba4f8bd14604dd01a
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1071740 - RHEV: Cannot start VMs that have more than 23 snapshots.



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