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Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-stable] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.5.1 Stable released

From: Peter Lieven
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-stable] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.5.1 Stable released
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 19:06:07 +0200

> Am 01.04.2016 um 16:53 schrieb Michael Roth <address@hidden>:
> Quoting Peter Lieven (2016-04-01 02:43:31)
>>> Am 30.03.2016 um 02:11 schrieb Michael Roth:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I am pleased to announce that the QEMU v2.5.1 stable release is now
>>> available at:
>>>  http://wiki.qemu.org/download/qemu-2.5.1.tar.bz2
>>> v2.5.1 is now tagged in the official qemu.git repository,
>>> and the stable-2.5 branch has been updated accordingly:
>>>  http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-2.5
>>> In addition to the normal array of general bug fixes, this release
>>> includes security fixes/hardening for USB, vmxnet3/e1000/ne2000 NICs,
>>> NIC checksumming, and management consoles via HMP. Users of earlier
>>> releases should upgrade accordingly.
>>> Note: For -M pseries-2.3 PPC guests, migration is now restored between
>>> QEMU 2.3.x and 2.5.1, but migration between 2.5.1 and any versions other
>>> than 2.3.x now require the -machine enforce-config-section=on option.
>>> Thank you to everyone involved!
>>> a58047f: Update version for 2.5.1 release (Michael Roth)
>>> 5f409b1: hyperv: cpu hotplug fix with HyperV enabled (Denis V. Lunev)
>>> 078de11: vmdk: Fix converting to streamOptimized (Fam Zheng)
>>> acea76c: vmdk: Create streamOptimized as version 3 (Fam Zheng)
>>> 80b6e57: usb: check USB configuration descriptor object (Prasad J Pandit)
>>> 9bddb45: usb: check RNDIS message length (Prasad J Pandit)
>>> e3a2cdf: usb: check RNDIS buffer offsets & length (Prasad J Pandit)
>>> 4dcd2f1: usb: check page select value while processing iTD (Prasad J Pandit)
>>> 38e0921: net: ne2000: fix bounds check in ioport operations (Prasad J 
>>> Pandit)
>>> d0ee85b: net: check packet payload length (Prasad J Pandit)
>>> 4f046a6: ide: ahci: reset ncq object to unused on error (Prasad J Pandit)
>>> b47809c: i386: avoid null pointer dereference (P J P)
>>> 24fe899: hmp: fix sendkey out of bounds write (CVE-2015-8619) (Wolfgang 
>>> Bumiller)
>>> aaf4fb6: ahci: Do not unmap NULL addresses (John Snow)
>>> a2ae168: migration: allow machine to enforce configuration section 
>>> migration (Greg Kurz)
>>> bad094d: vl.c: Fix regression in machine error message (Marcel Apfelbaum)
>>> 4b0b1ec: quorum: Fix crash in quorum_aio_cb() (Alberto Garcia)
>>> cab1cc7: target-arm: Make reserved ranges in ID_AA64* spaces RAZ, not UNDEF 
>>> (Peter Maydell)
>>> 9ae0217: vhost-user: don't merge regions with different fds (Michael S. 
>>> Tsirkin)
>>> 3092979: fw_cfg: unbreak migration compatibility for 2.4 and earlier 
>>> machines (Laszlo Ersek)
>>> c5c9841: hw/virtio: group virtio flags into an enum (Marcel Apfelbaum)
>>> 6b62303: hw/virtio: fix double use of a virtio flag (Marcel Apfelbaum)
>>> c06f342: spapr: skip configuration section during migration of older 
>>> machines (Greg Kurz)
>>> cb873ea: e1000: eliminate infinite loops on out-of-bounds transfer start 
>>> (Laszlo Ersek)
>>> 4853a5a: block: qemu-iotests - add test for snapshot, commit, snapshot bug 
>>> (Jeff Cody)
>>> a375e0b: block: set device_list.tqe_prev to NULL on BDS removal (Jeff Cody)
>>> a38a283: qmp: Fix reference-counting of qnull on empty output visit (Eric 
>>> Blake)
>>> 225d50f: cpus: use broadcast on qemu_pause_cond (Dr. David Alan Gilbert)
>>> 020282d: fw_cfg: avoid calculating invalid current entry pointer (Gabriel 
>>> L. Somlo)
>>> 091af18: s390x/css: fix control flags during csch (Halil Pasic)
>>> d983923: s390x/ioinst: set type and len for SEI response (Pierre Morel)
>>> 643c8d8: block/raw-posix: avoid bogus fixup for cylinders on DASD disks 
>>> (Christian Borntraeger)
>>> 3ede27d: ehci: update irq on reset (Gerd Hoffmann)
>>> 9849b19: net: set endianness on all backend devices (Laurent Vivier)
>>> fe90bdc: net: ne2000: check ring buffer control registers (Prasad J Pandit)
>>> aaa5271: net/filter: fix nf->netdev_id leak (Li Zhijian)
>>> abda95c: net/dump: fix nfds->filename leak (Li Zhijian)
>>> 6a49a71: blockdev: Fix 'change' for slot devices (Max Reitz)
>>> e1a8a09: block: Add blk_dev_has_tray() (Max Reitz)
>>> 7a2c1c8: net: rocker: fix an incorrect array bounds check (Prasad J Pandit)
>>> 702a8d1: ivshmem: remove redundant assignment, fix crash with msi=off 
>>> (Marc-André Lureau)
>>> 3e96d5d: ivshmem: no need for opaque argument (Marc-André Lureau)
>>> 16a2875: scsi: initialise info object with appropriate size (P J P)
>>> 4588b0d: virtio-9p: use accessor to get thread_pool (Greg Kurz)
>>> ff083d3: xenfb: avoid reading twice the same fields from the shared page 
>>> (Stefano Stabellini)
>>> 4d59e78: xen/blkif: Avoid double access to src->nr_segments (Stefano 
>>> Stabellini)
>>> 52a7b27: configure: Fix shell syntax to placate OpenBSD's pdksh (Peter 
>>> Maydell)
>>> d4aed70: target-ppc: kvm: fix floating point registers sync on 
>>> little-endian hosts (Greg Kurz)
>>> 42ae4a3: net: vmxnet3: avoid memory leakage in activate_device (P J P)
>>> 0d33580: ehci: make idt processing more robust (Gerd Hoffmann)
>> Unfortunately, this release lacks the following patch:
>> target-i386: do not read/write MSR_TSC_AUX from KVM if CPUID bit is not set
> AFAICT that patch was posted after the release went out. There's also an
> upstream-first policy for stable in the patch is still pending.

you are right. my comment should more read like it would have been good if we 
had that in 2.5.1 - but the Patch was not there at that time.

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