Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 218486
Need to update libvirt PV-FB support to work with latest upstream SEXPR format
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:38 EST
Original way of configuring PVFB was to specify the config file options:
This translated to an SEXPR of
The new way is to specify
vfb = [ "type=vnc,vncunused=1,vnclisten=127.0.0.1,vncpasswd=123456"]
Which translates to an SEXPR of
(device (vkbd (backend 0)))
XenD in RHEL-5 will be able to read the original config file format & convert to
the new style config format on the fly. This does not, however, address the
issue of changed SEXPR format. We need to patch libvirt to understand the new
format, otherwise the XML dump for guest domains will be broken, which impacts
the whole xen userspace toolchain.
The patch should be pretty straightforward.
Blocker justification: bug 218050 (already a GA blocker) will break libvirt &
related tools, without this ticket also being fixed.
Status of having a patch?
Created attachment 142879 [details]
Patch to look for new SEXPR format and generate <graphics> tag as needed
QE ack for RHEL5.
Created attachment 143189 [details]
Patch to make new PFVB config parsing work
The previous patch didn't apply cleanly against libvirt version in RHEL-5. This
patch is a backport to 0.1.8
Created attachment 143324 [details]
Support generation of new style SEXR
The previous patch supporting parsing the new style SEXPR.
This patch provides the 2nd 1/2 of the solution, generatring the new style
457216 build (dist-5E, RHEL-5:libvirt-0_1_8-9_el5)
A build with the 2 patches is available,
A package has been built which should help the problem described in
this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution
of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does
not work for you.