QEMU 2.9 Is Being Prepped With New Functionality
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 15 March 2017 at 08:12 AM EDT. 14 Comments
QEMU 2.9-rc0 was tagged yesterday as this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack prepares for its next major release.

QEMU 2.9 is being prepared with MIPS Boston MIPS64EL, Nios2 is a new target with support for Nios-II R1, more instructions and fixes to OpenRISC, greater POWER9 support, 5-level paging support in TCG x86, improvements to performance for some I/O-heavy workloads, GUI enhancements, MTTCG was merged for thread-per-core for system emulation, MIPS code generation improvements in TCG, and an array of other improvements.

The lengthy list of changes being queued up for QEMU 2.9 can be found via this Wiki page.

QEMU 2.9-rc0 is available from QEMU-Project Git.

QEMU 2.9.0 is expected to be released around 18 April while weekly release candidates will come until that release is ready.
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