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QEMU 1.2 Released, Packing Many Changes

Virtualization

Published on 05 September 2012 02:26 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization
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QEMU, the popular open-source emulator/virtualizer commonly used in conjunction with KVM, had a fairly quick v1.2 development cycle but that doesn't mean it's weak on changes.

Some of the key changes to QEMU 1.2 include LPAE (Large Physical Address Extensions) support for the ARM Cortex-A15, ARM i.MX31 board model support, various PowerPC improvements, support for PCI pass-through with Xen fully-virtualized domains, with KVM the in-kernel APIC now supports MSI, VGA/QXL emulated video cards now have 16MB of vRAM, three new SCSI host bus adapters were introduced, a USB-attached SCSI controller was added, wirteback is now the default cach mode for block devices, various storage improvements, and the threaded VNC server is now enabled by default.

There's also a whole lot more QEMU 1.2 changes as outlined on QEMU's Wiki change-log.

Those wanting to fetch QEMU 1.2.0 can get it from QEMU.org.

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