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RELEASE NOTES FOR LIBGUESTFS 1.22

These release notes only cover the differences from the previous stable/dev branch split (1.20.0). For detailed changelogs, please see the git repository, or the ChangeLog file distributed in the tarball.

New features

API

Remote access to disks:

  • Network Block Device (nbd)
  • Secure Shell (ssh)
  • HTTP and HTTPS
  • FTP and FTPS
  • iSCSI
  • Gluster
  • Ceph/rbd (Mike Kelly)
  • Sheepdog
  • TFTP

The SYSLINUX and EXTLINUX bootloaders can now be installed in disk images using the API.

Inspection can now handle filesystems such as btrfs where subvolumes are separately mountable (Matthew Booth).

"Attach methods" are now known as "backends". Compatibility with existing code is preserved.

Filenames can contain ':', as long as newer QEMU is being used.

Tools

Virt-alignment-scan and virt-df scan multiple guests in parallel.

Guestmount now passes errno accurately back to userspace in almost all cases.

Guestfish and other tools can now use a URI-like syntax to access remote disks, eg:

 guestfish -a ssh://example.com/path/to/disk.img

Guestfish and guestmount now allow you to specify the filesystem type when mounting, which is more secure (Dave Vasilevsky).

Guestfish is now the "guest filesystem shell".

Guestfish allows only 1 "true" "t" "yes" "y" "on" 0 "false" "f" "no" "n" "off" for boolean values (case insensitive), and gives an error for all other strings.

New tool "guestunmount" for unmounting FUSE filesystems safely.

"guestmount --no-fork" flag prevents guestmount from daemonizing.

Virt-resize now uses sparse copies by default, saving considerable space for guests which are mostly empty.

Bash tab completion has been rewritten and can now handle most tools, and correctly tab-complete "--long" options. In addition, bash completion scripts are loaded on demand.

Language bindings

The Java API now supports events.

The Python object now inherits from the "object" base class.

Python methods which previously returned lists of tuples can now be made to return a Python dict. For backwards compatibility, you have to enable this by using the constructor option "guestfs.GuestFS (python_return_dict=True)".

The PHP bindings are now tested properly, and have had multiple fixes.

The long-deprecated Perl "Sys::Guestfs::Lib" library has been removed. https://www.redhat.com/archives/libguestfs/2013-April/msg00001.html

新しいプログラム例は、デバッグを有効化し、ログメッセージを採取する方法を示します。

Other

Distributors can add arbitrary extra packages to the appliance by doing:

 ./configure --with-extra-packages="list of package names"

Distributors can use:

 ./configure --with-supermin-extra-options="..."

to add arbitrary extra options to supermin.

Security

No security issues were found in this release.

New APIs

 cp-r
 extlinux
 feature-available
 get-program
 is-whole-device
 part-get-gpt-type
 part-set-gpt-type
 rename
 set-program
 syslinux

C のみ:

 guestfs_event_to_string

内部

The febootstrap tool has now been renamed to "supermin". Libguestfs can use either, but now prefers "supermin". http://people.redhat.com/~rjones/supermin/

libxml2 が libguestfs をビルドするために必要です。

(hivex の) hivexregedit プログラムが git からビルドするために必要です。

Internal functions can no longer be used unless the caller defines "-DGUESTFS_PRIVATE=1".

Enable C compiler warnings in Python, Ruby bindings.

Fail early and clearly if libvirt does not support qemu/KVM (eg. if default libvirt connection is to Xen).

"make print-subdirs" rule, useful for selectively running tests.

Multiple fixes to allow separated (sourcedir != builddir) builds.

Multiple fixes to Haskell bindings.

"ln" and "ln-f" APIs now capture "errno" correctly.

Language binding tests use (mostly) a standard numbering scheme and aim to test the same range of features in each language. Also the number of launches required has been reduced so these tests should run much more quickly.

Library code internally uses GCC "__attribute__((cleanup))" (if available) to simplify memory allocation.

Internal header files have been reorganized. See the comments in src/guestfs-internal*.h

Internal code shared between the library and certain tools is now located in a static "libutils" library.

Almost all subdirectories can now use parallel builds, although note that the top-level directories still build in series.

Use of "PATH_MAX" and "NAME_MAX" has been eliminated from the code.

The Java API now requires JVM ≥ 1.6.

Force use of "serial-tests" with automake ≥ 1.12.

Use of sockets in the library protocol layer is abstracted, allowing other non-POSIX layers to be added in future (see src/conn-socket.c).

"qemu-img info --output json" is used if available, for more secure parsing of the output of this command.

Distros can now use "make INSTALLDIRS=vendor install" to place Ruby bindings in vendordir. This eliminates a non-upstream patch carried by both Fedora and Debian.

Valgrind log files are now written to tmp/valgrind-DATE -PID.log

"make clean" cleans the local "tmp/" directory.

The C API tests have been rewritten using a more flexible generator language that allows arbitrary C code to be executing during tests.

バグ修正

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/961812
Segfault in inspect-fs.c in mountable code
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/957772
tar-out and base64-out quoting error
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/957380
libguestfs: error: btrfsvol:/dev/sda2/root: root device not found: only call this function with a root device previously returned by guestfs_inspect_os
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/948324
inspection fails if libosinfo is not installed
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/928995
file on zero-sized file now produces "empty " instead of "empty"
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/921292
qemu: could not open disk image /tmp/.../snapshot1: Permission denied
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/921040
"error: external command failed, see earlier error messages" message needs to change
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/920225
libguestfs should use --output json (if supported) to safely parse the output of qemu-img command
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/916780
機能リクエスト: guestmount --with-cleanup-pipefd
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/914934
oom-killer kills guestfsd when tar-in a lot of data
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/914931
FileIn commands cause segfault if appliance dies during the file copy in
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/913145
Misc leaks in virNetClientProgramCall in libvirt 1.0.2
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/912499
Security context on image file gets reset
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/909836
libguestfs-test-tool --qemu segfaults
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/909624
Unexpected non-tail recursion in recv_from_daemon results in stack overflow in very long-running API calls that send progress messages
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/908322
virt-tar fails on non-existent directory names "error in chunked encoding at /home/rjones/d/libguestfs/tools/virt-tar line 272."
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/908321
virt-cat fails on directory names "/dev/stdout: error in chunked encoding"
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/907554
btrfs causes subsequent ntfs-3g filesystem to fail
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/905341
"No such file or directory" when execute "hivex-commit"
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/903620
btrfs_subvolume_list broken due to change in subvolume list output
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/895910
guestmount: rename() incorrectly follows symbolic links
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/895905
guestmount: link() incorrectly returns ENOENT, when it should be EXDEV
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/895904
checksums-out fail to compute the checksums of all regular files in directory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/894545
libguestfs FTBFS on Fedora 19 because of new ruby
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/890027
virt-sysprep: Setting hostname, domain name and pretty name on Fedora 18 correctly
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/887971
pvcreate fails if partition contains a swap signature
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/887520
zero_free_space: open: /sysroot//ujqqq135.rd3: Cannot allocate memory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/886915
libguestfs with libvirt attach-method fails with odd error if default hypervisor is Xen
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/847549
Adding a zero-length virtio-scsi disk causes: qemu-kvm: hw/scsi-bus.c:1568: scsi_req_complete: Assertion `req->status == -1' failed.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/811649
libguestfs cannot open disk images which are symlinks to files that contain ':' (colon) character
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/664558
RFE: Allow to set log callback in Ruby bindings

関連項目

guestfs-examples(1), guestfs-faq(1), guestfs-performance(1), guestfs-recipes(1), guestfs-testing(1), guestfs(3), guestfish(1), http://libguestfs.org/

著者

Richard W.M. Jones

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2021-04-03 libguestfs-1.44.1