Call-for-Testing: KVM-84 Backport
tim.gardner at canonical.com
Thu Jun 25 03:31:42 BST 2009
Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> Ubuntu 8.04 LTS was the first of the major server distributions to
> ship KVM as the preferred hypervisor for virtual machine hosting.
> KVM's upstream development has proceeded at a vigorous pace--faster
> than Ubuntu's other server cornerstones (LAMP, Samba, Bind, Postfix,
> The major version of the KVM userspace shipped in 8.04.2 LTS (kvm-62),
> and the kvm kernel module in linux-2.6.24 are affected by several key
> architectural issues that cannot be solved through cherry-picked
> On March 17, 2009, I posted the following call for testing:
> * http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2009/03/ubuntu-server-kvm-call-for-testing.html
> We have worked through a number of the issues raised after that blog
> post, and cherry-picked several patches that fix some known bugs. We
> believe that Ubuntu 9.04's kvm-84 is a far more complete hypervisor.
> This is a call for one more round of testing of a release-candidate
> build of that package (kvm - 1:84+dfsg-0ubuntu12.1~rc1) in the
> ubuntu-virt ppa:
> * https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-virt/+archive/ppa
> If you are able to assist us with the testing, please add that PPA,
> and install both the userspace and dkms built kernel module onto your
> 8.04 and/or 8.10 servers.
> $ sudo apt-get install kvm kvm-source
> Please file any bugs against kvm in Launchpad, and please tag them
> with "kvm-84".
> * https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kvm
> The goal is to upload a version of kvm-84 to the hardy-backports and
> intrepid-backports repositories around July 6, 2009.
> * https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports
> Thank you,
You know that I'm pretty close to uploading a 9.04 server kernel to
Hardy proposed, don't you?
Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
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