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3af16328 06/22/2011 07:16 pm Apollon Oikonomopoulos

KVM: fix per-instance stored UID value

When using the pool security model, ExecuteKVMRuntime was storing the
instance's UID using str(uid), which would result in storing the
_repr__() result:

$ cat /var/run/ganeti/kvm-hypervisor/uid/xxxxxxxxxxxxx...
fba7f911 05/10/2011 07:40 pm Marco Casavecchia

Use floppy disk and a second CDROM on KVM

Hi all,
this patch will add 3 new KVM parameters and a new option.

New Parameters:
- floppy_image_path = "" -> Specify the floppy image to load as
floppy disk.
- cdrom2_image_path = "" -> Specify a second cdrom image to load on...

7adf7814 05/10/2011 11:48 am René Nussbaumer

Make root_path an optional hypervisor parameter

This will allow us an easy migration to pv-grub, because a set root_path
confused pv-grub.

Signed-off-by: René Nussbaumer <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>

199b2053 01/18/2011 02:55 pm Apollon Oikonomopoulos

KVM: Add auxiliary functions to handle tap devices

Add two new functions, _OpenTap and _ProbeTapVnetHdr, to

_ProbeTapVnetHdr checks if the host kernel supports the virtio net header
(IFF_VNET_HDR) feature. This feature allows KVM to ask the the host kernel to...

5d9bfd87 01/18/2011 02:55 pm Apollon Oikonomopoulos

KVM: Perform network configuration in Ganeti

This patch introduces network configuration for KVM in Ganeti.

There are three problems with having KVM perform network configuration via ifup
a) Ganeti never gets to know the tap interface that is associated with an...

7be85163 01/18/2011 02:55 pm Guido Trotter

KVM: don't fail removing non-existing nic path

This shouldn't normally happen, but if it does no need to fail.

Signed-off-by: Guido Trotter <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

55cc0a44 01/07/2011 05:34 pm Michael Hanselmann

Use new console information in hypervisor abstraction

This makes use of the new way of returning console information from the
master daemon. Unittests are included.

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: René Nussbaumer <>

049383d9 12/06/2010 08:48 pm Adeodato Simo fix some lint issues introduced in 4b784cf

In particular:

- break as couple lines that were longer than 80 characters
- fix a couple "comma not followed by a space"
- fix an unused variable warning

Signed-off-by: Adeodato Simo <>...

3f2eba25 12/03/2010 05:48 pm Miguel Di Ciurcio Filho

kvm: Make _GetKVMVersion() return integers

The current code returns the major, minor and rev portions of the version of
KVM as strings. Returning them as integers makes it easier to compare.

Signed-off-by: Miguel Di Ciurcio Filho <>...

4b784cf8 12/03/2010 05:48 pm Miguel Di Ciurcio Filho

kvm: Improve network syntax and tests

The current syntax when defining a NIC uses a pair of arguments, like this:

-net tap,vlan=0 -net nic,vlan=0,model=virtio

When using this pair, internally KVM will create a VLANState structure to send
ethernet frames between the guest NIC and the host tap device. This is...

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