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Re: [Xen-devel] OT: xen libvirt issue

> AL13N writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] OT: xen libvirt issue"):
>> i was more worried about the comments in the patch, ie: that it
>> changes how tools using this (libvirt maybe) would need to be
>> recoded.
> Yes, in order to fully fix these races there are a number of libvirt
> patches needed as well.  I don't know exactly which libvirt trees
> these are in but the libvirt fixes are pure fixes which won't break
> anything that's not already broken.
> It is also the case that in theory the libxl fixes won't break
> anything that's not already broken.  However, it turns out that some
> versions of libvirt were already broken: at least some versions of
> libvirt's libxl bindings had a bug in its timeout calculation code
> which is triggered by timeout_modify(...{0,0}...), and the libxl patch
> "libxl: fix stale timeout event callback race" exposes that bug which
> was previously latent.

FYI, applying these patches for me fixed the problem completely, i wasn't
able to segfault libvirtd anymore. i asked to have pass our
release-freeze. we'll see what they decide.

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