Xen Updates In The Testing Repo For XSA-207 And XSA-208

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There are xen rpms in the testing repos for XSA 207 and 208 in the testing repos (xen-4.4.4-18.el6, xen-4.6.3-7.el6, xen-4.6.3-7.el7).

You can enable the applicable CentOS-virt-xen-testing repo in your
/etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Xen.repo file.

Please report positive and negative tests to this list so we can promote the updates to the main repos.

Thanks, Johnny Hughes

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4 thoughts on - Xen Updates In The Testing Repo For XSA-207 And XSA-208

  • –Epbv6kGsBcVgJuHxSJPTUuJV0wUO1n5U5
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    These updates have now been pushed to mirror.CentOS.org and you can get them from the main repos.

    –Epbv6kGsBcVgJuHxSJPTUuJV0wUO1n5U5

  • Given the circumstances, might it make sense to offer formal advisories of some type for these to indicate when the packages going to live are for security or other reasons?

  • –Ex8E1R0PBn27jILLhwutSQUOicXa5V0rO
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    We release xen every 2nd (even numbered) release as a goal (4.4, 4.6, 4.8)

    We don’t normally release anything other than security updates. This is a SIG that requires community participation .. so far, George Dunlap and I are really the only people contributing.

    This is volunteer work for both of us. We could stand some more volunteers.

    In any event, the updates we release come from here:

    https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/

    When they release an XSA, we incorporate it and do a new release.

    Support for older releases will be done (currently by only me .. volunteers welcome) based on this schedule:

    https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_Release_Features

    So, we will support 4.4 on CentOS-6 until ‘March 2017’ and 4.6 on CentOS-6 and CentOS-7 until ‘Oct 2018 ‘. When the xen project stops supporting a version, we will also stop supporting it.

    –Ex8E1R0PBn27jILLhwutSQUOicXa5V0rO

  • –WnDGUKUlXC4nL5MKCpdsxm208prvpU7nQ
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    What I mean is .. other than the base release in a major version (so the first 4.6 release), the follow on updates all happen as the result of an XSA from the list.

    It is certainly possible that we COULD release a bugfix update at some point, but if you look at my git repo:

    https://github.com/hughesjr/xen

    There is a xen-44 and a xen-46 branch .. you can see all the change and why from there. If you look, almost all of them are for XSAs.

    –WnDGUKUlXC4nL5MKCpdsxm208prvpU7nQ

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