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Bug 1518387 - RFE: Please update qemu-kvm to Fedora's version
Summary: RFE: Please update qemu-kvm to Fedora's version
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: qemu-kvm
Version: 7.4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Virtualization Maintenance
QA Contact: Chao Yang
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-28 19:38 UTC by Todd
Modified: 2017-12-08 16:26 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-12-08 16:26:11 UTC
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Description Todd 2017-11-28 19:38:50 UTC
Dear Red Hat,

I am coming from the community: Scientific Linux 7.4

$ rpm -qa qemu-kvm

Problem: not having the USB ports in qemu-kvm pass through properly is killing me.  For instance, scanners won't read and I have to go borrow someone's native Windows machine to cut Windows Flash Drive ISO's. (Microsoft has not caught up with Linux yet and you can not "dd" an ISO to a flash drive.  You have to use their utility.)

A colleague with Fedora 26 verified for me that these USB issues care corrected in qemu-kvm.

It would also be wonderful to have access to the numerous patches and performance enhancements.

Would you please consider upgrading qemu-kvm to match Fedora's version of something close.  The bugs and other things that don't quite work right are killing me.

Many thanks,

Comment 4 Todd 2017-12-07 11:12:56 UTC
Add to the list of annoyances is that a USB drive burnt with Windows 10-1709 ISO with Windows DVD-USB tool crashes when booted off of this old, defunct version of qemu-kvm.

Comment 5 Martin Tessun 2017-12-08 16:26:11 UTC
Hi Todd,

unfortunately we cannot rebase qemu-kvm in RHEL 7 due to quite some constraints.
As you are using Scientific Linux, you could have a look at ovirt project: which provides a management infrastructure for VMs, ans also a quite more current qemu-kvm for CentOS.

The next rebase for qemu-kvm will happen in RHEL 8, but unfortunately not within RHEL 7.

Closing this as NOTABUG.

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