[openstack-dev] [nova] next min libvirt?

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Fri Apr 29 15:42:28 UTC 2016

On 04/29/2016 10:28 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:13:42AM -0500, Sean Dague wrote:
>> We've just landed the libvirt min to bump us up to 1.2.1 required. It's
>> probably a good time consider the appropriate bump for Otaca.
>> By that time our Ubuntu LTS will be 16.04 (libvirt 1.3.1), RHEL 7.1
>> (1.2.8). Additionally Debian Jessie has 1.2.9. RHEL 7.2 is at 1.2.17.
> By the time Ocata is released, I think it'll be valid to ignore
> RHEL-7.1, as we'll already be onto 7.3 at that time.
>> My suggestion is we set MIN_LIBVIRT_VERSION to 1.2.8. This will mean
>> that NUMA support in libvirt (excepting the blacklists) and huge page
>> support is assumed on x86_64.
> If we ignore RHEL 7.1, we could go to 1.2.9 which is the min in Jessie.
> We should also now consider our minimum QEMU versions. Jessie will have
> QEMU 2.1.0,  16.04 LTS will have 2.5.0 and  RHEL 7.2 will have 2.3.0
> So that'd suggest a valid QEMU/KVM version of 2.1.0, vs our current
> 1.5.3 version.

Works for me. Would you like to propose that review? I updated the wiki
with what I found about current versions, any 7.3 info would also be


Sean Dague

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