Commit 3fc743d6 authored by Stratos Psomadakis's avatar Stratos Psomadakis Committed by Guido Trotter
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Update NEWS file for 2.8 wrt vnet_hdr KVM hvparam

Document the addition of the vnet_hdr HV parameter for KVM in the NEWS
file for 2.8.
Signed-off-by: default avatarStratos Psomadakis <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarGuido Trotter <>
parent 18f77fae
......@@ -60,6 +60,12 @@ New features
- New command ``show-ispecs-cmd`` for ``gnt-cluster`` and ``gnt-group``.
It prints the command line to set the current policies, to ease
changing them.
- Add the ``vnet_hdr`` HV parameter for KVM, to control whether the tap
devices for KVM virtio-net interfaces will get created with VNET_HDR
(IFF_VNET_HDR) support. If set to false, it disables offloading on the
virtio-net interfaces, which prevents host kernel tainting and log
flooding, when dealing with broken or malicious virtio-net drivers.
It's set to true by default.
New dependencies
......@@ -89,6 +95,7 @@ Since 2.8.0 beta1
- Some unittest fixes
- Fix a malfunction in ``hspace``'s tiered allocation
- Fix query compatibility between haskell and python implementations
- Add the ``vnet_hdr`` HV parameter for KVM
Version 2.8.0 beta1
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