- Prior to this update, the numa_parse_cpustring() function added an unallowed CPU into its bitmask. As a consequence, only the bits the user has access to were set. Consequently, every time the function was used led to different outcomes. With this update, the numa_parse_cpustring() code sets all bits in the "cpustring" argument regardless of current task's CPU mask, and the aforementioned scenario no longer occurs.
- Previously, the compiler was enforcing libnuma to provide a constant within the "char*" parameter, which led to the following warning message being returned:testconst.c:10:45: warning: deprecated conversion from string constant to ‘char*’ [-Wwrite-strings]The underlying source code has been fixed so that the string is handled as a constant, and the user no longer receives warning messages.
- Previously, when the user set the affinity of the shell to be a subset of available CPUs and then attempted to use the numactl utility to bind to something absent from that affinity mask, the attempt failed. An upstream patch has been applied to fix this bug, and the numactl environment has been extended so that the user can choose whether to allow for the affinity mask to determine available CPUs or not.
- Due to incompatibilities emerging after the latest numactl packages update, virsh processes terminated unexpectedly when any virsh command was run. This bug has been fixed, and the virsh commands now work correctly.