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QEMU 1.3 Is Packing Interesting Features

Virtualization

Published on 20 November 2012 04:16 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization
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Released on Monday was the "RC0" development version of QEMU 1.3 for the open-source processor emulator commonly used with the Linux KVM virtualization stack.

Among the interesting changes for QEMU 1.3 include support for the Linux VFIO driver to assign PCI devices to a virtual machine, Loongson Multimedia Instruction support on MIPS, the TCG code generator supports SMEP and SMAP features of new Intel CPUs, Xtensa single-precision floating-point support, improved support for USB 3.0, USB re-direction now being supported under live migration, block device improvements, and much more.

QEMU's SPICE support now includes seamless migration handling, multiple monitors on a single PCI device, arbitrrary resolution support, and various other enhancements.

More information on QEMU 1.3-rc0 is available from QEMU.org.

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