QEMU 2.3 To Bring An Ivy Bridge CPU Model, New MIPS CPUs
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 16 January 2015 at 08:41 AM EST. 4 Comments
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QEMU 2.2 was just released last month while already for QEMU 2.3 is a long list of changes.

QEMU 2.3 will likely not be released for a few months per their past release cycle trends, but in looking over the 2.3 change-log there's already a lot of changes to show for this new version:

- A new -semihosting-config option for ARM
- Support for MIPS 5KEc and 5KEf MIPS64r2 processors
- Support for M14K and M14Kc MIPS32r2 microMIPS processors
- Many MIPS fixes
- Pseudo-support for Transactional Memory Extensions
- S390 PCI bus support in conjunction with KVM
- Better TriCore emulation
- New x86 IvyBridge CPU model
- KVM support for running under Valgrind
- Support for XSAVES with KVM
- Support for SD cards on PCI systems via new sdhci-pci driver

Stay tuned for more QEMU 2.3 details as its release approaches in the months ahead.
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