[Users] about live snapshot and qemu-kvm

Karli Sjöberg Karli.Sjoberg at slu.se
Sun Dec 29 09:50:59 UTC 2013

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28 dec 2013 kl. 16:04 skrev "Andrew Cathrow" <acathrow at redhat.com>:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Gianluca Cecchi" <gianluca.cecchi at gmail.com>
>> To: "Ayal Baron" <abaron at redhat.com>
>> Cc: "users" <users at ovirt.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 5:34:25 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Users] about live snapshot and qemu-kvm
>> Yes, but is the reason of different versions something you can share
>> or not? Just to let the people understand..
>> Perhaps something related to compatibilities to maintain with 6.0
>> initial release due to policies red hat uses?
>> I think duplicating the maintenance effort is negative for red hat
>> too.. Or not?
> There are a few packages in RHEL that we need to move more quickly that would be possible within the RHEL policies. OpenvSwitch and QEMU are two such packages.
> The version of QEMU in RHEL started on 0.12 and has since had a large amount of backported features and bugfixes in many cases the backports were significant, perhaps more than should have been done.
> We're getting to the point that in future versions of RHEL we're likely to carry a newer version of packages like QEMU in the layered products (such as RHEV and RHEL-OSP) so that we can keep the base versions in RHEL and more aggressively rebase in the layered products.
> The qemu-kvm-rhev binary that's shipped in RHEV is built from the same source as qemu-kvm but with a different build option. If CentOS doesn't currently build that package it could easily be done or perhaps built by oVirt.

I for one would very much like to see this built. I was surprised to learn that this was not handled already, because if live snap works in Fedora, why not CentOS, you know...


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