Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 672211
Rebase virt-what in RHEL 6.2
Last modified: 2011-12-06 04:57:47 EST
Since we're now carrying 18 patches over virt-what 1.3,
we should rebase virt-what in the next release of RHEL (6.2).
virt-what upstream is very conservatively implemented so
that we always present a stable API (and "ABI") to callers.
The main work goes on adding support for new hypervisors.
We now have detailed regression tests for many hypervisors
which should catch regressions upstream.
No pm-ack, so no rebase ...
I have pushed this early so that QA can begin on this
package as soon as possible. NOTE regressions in this
package could also affect subscription-manager!
The rebased virt-what is the same as upstream virt-what 1.11
+ the single patch that was added to git after 1.11 was
released. In other words, it's the same as upstream git
Upstream git repo:
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686/x86_64 on RHEL 6 host.
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686/x86_64 on RHEL 5 host.
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686/x86_64 on Xen host.
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686/x86_64 on ESX 3.5 host.
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686/x86_64 on ESX 4.0 host.
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686 on PowerVM x86 world.
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.s390x on SystemZ (s390x-6s-v1.ss.eng.bos.redhat.com).
Hyper-V host environment is being setting up. It should be done within 1 or 2 days.
(In reply to comment #9)
> virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686/x86_64 on Xen host.
> # virt-what
This one is wrong. Assuming this is a RHEL 6 guest
(domU) running on a Xen hypervisor, the output should be:
Can you double-check this one?
If it's still failing, can you give me some more details
of the Xen host:
Is it RHEL 5?
Is it Citrix Xen?
Can I get a login to this guest?
I re-checked it. Still no 'xen-domU', either 32 or 64 guest.
It's RHEL6, not RHEL5 or Citrix.
Thanks for checking this again.
I had a look at this guest, and of course being RHEL 6.1 it's
using pv_ops. This is in fact a known bug / shortcoming in
virt-what (see ). We don't know how to tell the difference
between dom0 and domU with pv_ops kernels -- it's probably doable
but we don't know how.
So don't worry about this test. As long as it prints 'xen'
virt-what-1.11-1.1.el6.i686/x86_64 on Hyper-V.
Now all the hypervisors and guests are tested, moving this to VERIFIED.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.