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This file documents changes for QEMU releases 0.12 and earlier.
For changelog information for later releases, see or look at the git history for
more detailed information.
version 0.12.0:
- Update to SeaBIOS 0.5.0
- e1000: fix device link status in Linux (Anthony Liguori)
- monitor: fix QMP for balloon command (Luiz Capitulino)
- QMP: Return an empty dict by default (Luiz Capitulino)
- QMP: Only handle converted commands (Luiz Capitulino)
- pci: support PCI based option rom loading (Gerd Hoffman/Anthony Liguori)
- Fix backcompat for hotplug of SCSI controllers (Daniel P. Berrange)
- fdc: fix migration from 0.11 (Juan Quintela)
- vmware-vga: fix segv on cursor resize. (Dave Airlie)
- vmware-vga: various fixes (Dave Airlie/Anthony Liguori)
- qdev: improve property error reporting. (Gerd Hoffmann)
- fix vga names in default_list (Gerd Hoffmann)
- usb-host: check mon before using it. (Gerd Hoffmann)
- usb-net: use qdev for -usbdevice (Gerd Hoffmann)
- monitor: Catch printing to non-existent monitor (Luiz Capitulino)
- Avoid permanently disabled QEMU monitor when UNIX migration fails (Daniel P. Berrange)
- Fix loading of ELF multiboot kernels (Kevin Wolf)
- qemu-io: Fix memory leak (Kevin Wolf)
- Fix thinko in linuxboot.S (Paolo Bonzini)
- target-i386: Fix evaluation of DR7 register (Jan Kiszka)
- vnc: hextile: do not generate ForegroundSpecified and SubrectsColoured tiles (Anthony Liguori)
- S390: Bail out without KVM (Alexander Graf)
- S390: Don't tell guest we're updating config space (Alexander Graf)
- target-s390: Fail on unknown instructions (Alexander Graf)
- osdep: Fix runtime failure on older Linux kernels (Andre Przywara)
- Fix a make -j race (Juergen Lock)
- target-alpha: Fix generic ctz64. (Richard Henderson)
- s390: Fix buggy assignment (Stefan Weil)
- target-mips: fix user-mode emulation startup (Nathan Froyd)
- target-i386: Update CPUID feature set for TCG (Andre Przywara)
- s390: fix build on 32 bit host (Michael S. Tsirkin)
version 0.12.0-rc2:
- v2: properly save kvm system time msr registers (Glauber Costa)
- convert more monitor commands to qmp (Luiz Capitulino)
- vnc: fix capslock tracking logic. (Gerd Hoffmann)
- QemuOpts: allow larger option values. (Gerd Hoffmann)
- scsi: fix drive hotplug. (Gerd Hoffmann)
- pci: don't hw_error() when no slot is available. (Gerd Hoffmann)
- pci: don't abort() when trying to hotplug with acpi off. (Gerd Hoffmann)
- allow default devices to be implemented in config file (Gerd Hoffman)
- vc: colorize chardev title line with blue background. (Gerd Hoffmann)
- chardev: make chardevs specified in config file work. (Gerd Hoffmann)
- qdev: also match bus name for global properties (Gerd Hoffmann)
- qdev: add command line option to set global defaults for properties. (Gerd Hoffmann)
- kvm: x86: Save/restore exception_index (Jan Kiszka)
- qdev: Replace device names containing whitespace (Markus Armbruster)
- fix rtc-td-hack on host without high-res timers (Gleb Natapov)
- virtio: verify features on load (Michael S. Tsirkin)
- vmware_vga: add rom file so that it boots. (Dave Airlie)
- Do not abort on qemu_malloc(0) in production builds (Anthony Liguori)
- Fix ARM userspace strex implementation. (Paul Brook)
- qemu: delete rule target on error (Michael S. Tsirkin)
- QMP: add human-readable description to error response (Markus Armbruster)
- convert more monitor commands to QError (Markus Armbruster)
- monitor: Fix double-prompt after "change vnc passwd BLA" (Markus Armbruster)
- monitor: do_cont(): Don't ask for passwords (Luiz Capitulino)
- monitor: Introduce 'block_passwd' command (Luiz Capitulino)
- pci: interrupt disable bit support (Michael S. Tsirkin)
- pci: interrupt status bit implementation (Michael S. Tsirkin)
- pci: prepare irq code for interrupt state (Michael S. Tsirkin)
- msix: function mask support (Michael S. Tsirkin)
- msix: macro rename for function mask support (Michael S. Tsirkin)
- cpuid: Fix multicore setup on Intel (Andre Przywara)
- kvm: x86: Fix initial kvm_has_msr_star (Jan Kiszka)
- Update OpenBIOS images to r640 (Aurelien Jarno)
version 0.10.2:
- fix savevm/loadvm (Anthony Liguori)
- live migration: fix dirty tracking windows (Glauber Costa)
- live migration: improve error propagation (Glauber Costa)
- qcow2: fix image creation for > ~2TB images (Chris Wright)
- hotplug: fix error handling for if= parameter (Eduardo Habkost)
- qcow2: fix data corruption (Nolan Leake)
- virtio: fix guest oops with 2.6.25 kernels (Rusty Russell)
- SH4: add support for -kernel (Takashi Yoshii, Aurelien Jarno)
- hotplug: fix closing of char devices (Jan Kiszka)
- hotplug: remove incorrect check for device name (Eduardo Habkost)
- enable -k on win32 (Herve Poussineau)
- configure: use LANG=C for grep (Andreas Faerber)
- fix VGA regression (malc)
version 0.10.1:
- virtio-net: check right return size on sg list (Alex Williamson)
- Make qemu_announce_self handle holes (live migration after hotplug)
(Marcelo Tosatti)
- Revert r6804-r6808 (qcow2 allocation info). This series of changes added
a high cost to startup for large qcow2 images (Anthony Liguori)
- qemu-img: fix help message (Aurelien Jarno)
- Fix build for non-default installs of SDL (Anthony Liguori)
- Fix race condition in env->interrupt_request. When using TCG and a dynticks
host timer, this condition could cause TCG to get stuck in an infinite
loop (Aurelien Jarno)
- Fix reading encrypted hard disk passwords during early startup (Jan Kiszka)
- Fix encrypted disk reporting in 'info block' (Jan Kiszka)
- Fix console size with tiny displays (MusicPal) (Jan Kiszka)
- Improve error handling in bdrv_open2 (Jan Kiszka)
- Avoid leaking data in mux'ed character devices (Jan Kiszka)
- Fix initial character device reset (no banner in monitor) (Jan Kiszka)
- Fix cpuid KVM crash on i386 host (Lubomir Rintel)
- Fix SLES10sp2 installation by adding ISTAT1 register to LSI SCSI emulation
(Ryan Harper)
version 0.10.0:
- TCG support (No longer requires GCC 3.x)
- Kernel Virtual Machine acceleration support
- BSD userspace emulation
- Bluetooth emulation and host passthrough support
- GDB XML register description support
- Intel e1000 emulation
- HPET emulation
- VirtIO paravirtual device support
- Marvell 88w8618 / MusicPal emulation
- Nokia N-series tablet emulation / OMAP2 processor emulation
- PCI hotplug support
- Live migration and new save/restore formats
- Curses display support
- qemu-nbd utility to mount supported block formats
- Altivec support in PPC emulation and new firmware (OpenBIOS)
- Multiple VNC clients are now supported
- TLS encryption is now supported in VNC
- MIPS Magnum R4000 machine (Hervé Poussineau)
- Braille support (Samuel Thibault)
- Freecom MusicPal system emulation (Jan Kiszka)
- OMAP242x and Nokia N800, N810 machines (Andrzej Zaborowski)
- EsounD audio driver (Frederick Reeve)
- Gravis Ultrasound GF1 sound card (Tibor "TS" Schütz)
- Many, many, bug fixes and new features
version 0.9.1:
- TFTP booting from host directory (Anthony Liguori, Erwan Velu)
- Tap device emulation for Solaris (Sittichai Palanisong)
- Monitor multiplexing to several I/O channels (Jason Wessel)
- ds1225y nvram support (Herve Poussineau)
- CPU model selection support (J. Mayer, Paul Brook, Herve Poussineau)
- Several Sparc fixes (Aurelien Jarno, Blue Swirl, Robert Reif)
- MIPS 64-bit FPU support (Thiemo Seufer)
- Xscale PDA emulation (Andrzej Zaborowski)
- ColdFire system emulation (Paul Brook)
- Improved SH4 support (Magnus Damm)
- MIPS64 support (Aurelien Jarno, Thiemo Seufer)
- Preliminary Alpha guest support (J. Mayer)
- Read-only support for Parallels disk images (Alex Beregszaszi)
- SVM (x86 virtualization) support (Alexander Graf)
- CRIS emulation (Edgar E. Iglesias)
- SPARC32PLUS execution support (Blue Swirl)
- MIPS mipssim pseudo machine (Thiemo Seufer)
- Strace for Linux userland emulation (Stuart Anderson, Thayne Harbaugh)
- OMAP310 MPU emulation plus Palm T|E machine (Andrzej Zaborowski)
- ARM v6, v7, NEON SIMD and SMP emulation (Paul Brook/CodeSourcery)
- Gumstix boards: connex and verdex emulation (Thorsten Zitterell)
- Intel mainstone II board emulation (Armin Kuster)
- VMware SVGA II graphics card support (Andrzej Zaborowski)
version 0.9.0:
- Support for relative paths in backing files for disk images
- Async file I/O API
- New qcow2 disk image format
- Support of multiple VM snapshots
- Linux: specific host CDROM and floppy support
- SMM support
- Moved PCI init, MP table init and ACPI table init to Bochs BIOS
- Support for MIPS32 Release 2 instruction set (Thiemo Seufer)
- MIPS Malta system emulation (Aurelien Jarno, Stefan Weil)
- Darwin userspace emulation (Pierre d'Herbemont)
- m68k user support (Paul Brook)
- several x86 and x86_64 emulation fixes
- Mouse relative offset VNC extension (Anthony Liguori)
- PXE boot support (Anthony Liguori)
- '-daemonize' option (Anthony Liguori)
version 0.8.2:
- ACPI support
- PC VGA BIOS fixes
- switch to OpenBios for SPARC targets (Blue Swirl)
- VNC server fixes
- MIPS FPU support (Marius Groeger)
- Solaris/SPARC host support (Juergen Keil)
- PPC breakpoints and single stepping (Jason Wessel)
- USB updates (Paul Brook)
- UDP/TCP/telnet character devices (Jason Wessel)
- Windows sparse file support (Frediano Ziglio)
- RTL8139 NIC TCP segmentation offloading (Igor Kovalenko)
- PCNET NIC support (Antony T Curtis)
- Support for variable frequency host CPUs
- Workaround for win32 SMP hosts
- Support for AMD Flash memories (Jocelyn Mayer)
- Audio capture to WAV files support (malc)
version 0.8.1:
- USB tablet support (Brad Campbell, Anthony Liguori)
- win32 host serial support (Kazu)
- PC speaker support (Joachim Henke)
- IDE LBA48 support (Jens Axboe)
- SSE3 support
- Solaris port (Juergen Keil)
- Preliminary SH4 target (Samuel Tardieu)
- VNC server (Anthony Liguori)
- slirp fixes (Ed Swierk et al.)
- USB fixes
- ARM Versatile Platform Baseboard emulation (Paul Brook)
version 0.8.0:
- ARM system emulation: Arm Integrator/CP board with an arm1026ej-s
cpu (Paul Brook)
- SMP support
- Mac OS X cocoa improvements (Mike Kronenberg)
- Mac OS X CoreAudio driver (Mike Kronenberg)
- DirectSound driver (malc)
- ALSA audio driver (malc)
- new audio options: '-soundhw' and '-audio-help' (malc)
- ES1370 PCI audio device (malc)
- Initial USB support
- Linux host serial port access
- Linux host low level parallel port access
- New network emulation code supporting VLANs.
- MIPS and MIPSel User Linux emulation
- MIPS fixes to boot Linux (Daniel Jacobowitz)
- NX bit support
- Initial SPARC SMP support (Blue Swirl)
- Major overhaul of the virtual FAT driver for read/write support
(Johannes Schindelin)
version 0.7.2:
- x86_64 fixes (Win2000 and Linux 2.6 boot in 32 bit)
- merge self modifying code handling in dirty ram page mecanism.
- MIPS fixes (Ralf Baechle)
- better user net performances
version 0.7.1:
- read-only Virtual FAT support (Johannes Schindelin)
- Windows 2000 install disk full hack (original idea from Vladimir
N. Oleynik)
- VMDK disk image creation (Filip Navara)
- SPARC64 progress (Blue Swirl)
- initial MIPS support (Jocelyn mayer)
- MIPS improvements (Ralf Baechle)
- 64 bit fixes in user networking (initial patch by Gwenole Beauchesne)
- IOAPIC support (Filip Navara)
version 0.7.0:
- better BIOS translation and HDD geometry auto-detection
- user mode networking bug fix
- undocumented FPU ops support
- Cirrus VGA: support for 1280x1024x[8,15,16] modes
- 'pidfile' option
- .dmg disk image format support (Johannes Schindelin)
- keymaps support (initial patch by Johannes Schindelin)
- big endian ARM support (Lennert Buytenhek)
- added generic 64 bit target support
- x86_64 target support
- initial APIC support
- MMX/SSE/SSE2/PNI support
- PC parallel port support (Mark Jonckheere)
- initial SPARC64 support (Blue Swirl)
- SPARC target boots Linux (Blue Swirl)
- armv5te user mode support (Paul Brook)
- ARM VFP support (Paul Brook)
- ARM "Angel" semihosting syscalls (Paul Brook)
- user mode gdb stub support (Paul Brook)
- Samba 3 support
- initial Cocoa support (Pierre d'Herbemont)
- generic FPU emulation code
- Virtual PC read-only disk image support (Alex Beregszaszi)
version 0.6.1:
- Mac OS X port (Pierre d'Herbemont)
- Virtual console support
- Better monitor line edition
- New block device layer
- New 'qcow' growable disk image support with AES encryption and
transparent decompression
- VMware 3 and 4 read-only disk image support (untested)
- Support for up to 4 serial ports
- TFTP server support (Magnus Damm)
- Port redirection support in user mode networking
- Support for not executable data sections
- Compressed loop disk image support (Johannes Schindelin)
- Level triggered IRQ fix (aka NE2000 PCI performance fix) (Steve
- Fixed Fedora Core 2 problems (now you can run qemu without any
- DHCP fix for Windows (accept DHCPREQUEST alone)
- SPARC system emulation (Blue Swirl)
- Automatic Samba configuration for host file access from Windows.
- '-loadvm' and '-full-screen' options
- ne2000 savevm support (Johannes Schindelin)
- Ctrl-Alt is now the default grab key. Ctrl-Alt-[0-9] switches to
the virtual consoles.
- BIOS floppy fix for NT4 (Mike Nordell, Derek Fawcus, Volker Ruppert)
- Floppy fixes for NT4 and NT5 (Mike Nordell)
- NT4 IDE fixes (Ben Pfaf, Mike Nordell)
- SDL Audio support and SB16 fixes (malc)
- ENTER instruction bug fix (initial patch by Stefan Kisdaroczi)
- VGA font change fix
- VGA read-only CRTC register fix
version 0.6.0:
- minimalist FPU exception support (NetBSD FPU probe fix)
- cr0.ET fix (Win95 boot)
- *BSD port (Markus Niemisto)
- I/O access fix (signaled by Mark Jonckheere)
- IDE drives serial number fix (Mike Nordell)
- int13 CDROM BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 install CD fix)
- int15, ah=86 BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 hardware probe hang up fix)
- BSR/BSF "undefined behaviour" fix
- vmdk2raw: convert VMware disk images to raw images
- PCI support
- NE2K PCI support
- dummy VGA PCI support
- VGA font selection fix (Daniel Serpell)
- PIC reset fix (Hidemi KAWAI)
- PIC spurious irq support (aka Solaris install bug)
- added '-localtime' option
- Cirrus CL-GD54xx VGA support (initial patch by Makoto Suzuki (suzu))
- APM and system shutdown support
- Fixed system reset
- Support for other PC BIOSes
- Initial PowerMac hardware emulation
- PowerMac/PREP OpenFirmware compatible BIOS (Jocelyn Mayer)
- initial IDE BMDMA support (needed for Darwin x86)
- Set the default memory size for PC emulation to 128 MB
version 0.5.5:
- SDL full screen support (initial patch by malc)
- VGA support on PowerPC PREP
- VBE fixes (Matthew Mastracci)
- PIT fixes (aka Win98 hardware probe and "VGA slowness" bug)
- IDE master only fixes (aka Win98 CD-ROM probe bug)
- ARM load/store half word fix (Ulrich Hecht)
- FDC fixes for Win98
version 0.5.4:
- qemu-fast fixes
- BIOS area protection fix (aka EMM386.EXE fix) (Mike Nordell)
- keyboard/mouse fix (Mike Nordell)
- IDE fixes (Linux did not recognized slave drivers)
- VM86 EIP masking fix (aka NT5 install fix) (Mike Nordell)
- QEMU can now boot a PowerPC Linux kernel (Jocelyn Mayer)
- User mode network stack
- imul imm8 fix + 0x82 opcode support (Hidemi KAWAI)
- precise self modifying code (aka BeOS install bug)
version 0.5.3:
- added Bochs VESA VBE support
- VGA memory map mode 3 access fix (OS/2 install fix)
- IDE fixes (Jens Axboe)
- CPU interrupt fixes
- fixed various TLB invalidation cases (NT install)
- fixed cr0.WP semantics (XP install)
- direct chaining support for SPARC and PowerPC (faster)
- ARM NWFPE support (initial patch by Ulrich Hecht)
- added specific x86 to x86 translator (close to native performance
in qemu-i386 and qemu-fast)
- shm syscalls support (Paul McKerras)
- added accurate CR0.MP/ME/TS emulation
- fixed DMA memory write access (Win95 boot floppy fix)
- graphical x86 linux loader
- command line monitor
- generic removable device support
- support of CD-ROM change
- multiple network interface support
- initial x86-64 host support (Gwenole Beauchesne)
- lret to outer privilege fix (OS/2 install fix)
- task switch fixes (SkyOS boot)
- VM save/restore commands
- new timer API
- more precise RTC emulation (periodic timers + time updates)
- Win32 port (initial patch by Kazu)
version 0.5.2:
- improved soft MMU speed (assembly functions and specializing)
- improved multitasking speed by avoiding flushing TBs when
switching tasks
- improved qemu-fast speed
- improved self modifying code handling (big performance gain in
softmmu mode).
- fixed IO checking
- fixed CD-ROM detection (win98 install CD)
- fixed addseg real mode bug (GRUB boot fix)
- added ROM memory support (win98 boot)
- fixed 'call Ev' in case of paging exception
- updated the script '' to use QEMU automagically
when launching executables for the supported target CPUs.
- PowerPC system emulation update (Jocelyn Mayer)
- PC floppy emulation and DMA fixes (Jocelyn Mayer)
- polled mode for PIC (Jocelyn Mayer)
- fixed PTE dirty bit handling
- fixed xadd same reg bug
- fixed cmpxchg exception safeness
- access to virtual memory in gdb stub
- task gate and NT flag fixes
- eflags optimisation fix for string operations
version 0.5.1:
- float access fixes when using soft mmu
- PC emulation support on PowerPC
- A20 support
- IDE CD-ROM emulation
- ARM fixes (Ulrich Hecht)
- SB16 emulation (malc)
- IRET and INT fixes in VM86 mode with IOPL=3
- Port I/Os use TSS io map
- Full task switching/task gate support
- added verr, verw, arpl, fcmovxx
- PowerPC target support (Jocelyn Mayer)
- Major SPARC target fixes (dynamically linked programs begin to work)
version 0.5.0:
- full hardware level VGA emulation
- graphical display with SDL
- added PS/2 mouse and keyboard emulation
- popw (%esp) fix
- mov to/from segment data width fix
- added real mode support
- added Bochs BIOS and LGPL'ed VGA BIOS loader in qemu
- m68k host port (Richard Zidlicky)
- partial soft MMU support for memory mapped I/Os
- multi-target build
- fixed: no error code in hardware interrupts
- fixed: pop ss, mov ss, x and sti disable hardware irqs for the next insn
- correct single stepping through string operations
- preliminary SPARC target support (Thomas M. Ogrisegg)
- tun-fd option (Rusty Russell)
- automatic IDE geometry detection
- renamed 'vl' to qemu[-fast] and user qemu to qemu-{cpu}.
- added man page
- added full soft mmu mode to launch unpatched OSes.
version 0.4.3:
- x86 exception fix in case of nop instruction.
- gcc 3.2.2 bug workaround (RedHat 9 fix)
- sparc and Alpha host fixes
- many ARM target fixes: 'ls' and 'bash' can be launched.
version 0.4.2:
- many exception handling fixes (can compile a Linux kernel inside vl)
- IDE emulation support
- initial GDB stub support
- deferred update support for disk images (Rusty Russell)
- accept User Mode Linux Copy On Write disk images
- SMP kernels can at least be booted
version 0.4.1:
- more accurate timer support in vl.
- more reliable NE2000 probe in vl.
- added 2.5.66 kernel in vl-test.
- added VLTMPDIR environment variable in vl.
version 0.4:
- initial support for ring 0 x86 processor emulation
- fixed signal handling for correct dosemu DPMI emulation
- fast x86 MMU emulation with mmap()
- fixed popl (%esp) case
- Linux kernel can be executed by QEMU with the 'vl' command.
version 0.3:
- initial support for ARM emulation
- added fnsave, frstor, fnstenv, fldenv FPU instructions
- added FPU register save in signal emulation
- initial ARM port
- Sparc and Alpha ports work on the regression test
- generic ioctl number conversion
- fixed ioctl type conversion
version 0.2:
- PowerPC disassembly and ELF symbols output (Rusty Russell)
- flock support (Rusty Russell)
- ugetrlimit support (Rusty Russell)
- fstat64 fix (Rusty Russell)
- initial Alpha port (Falk Hueffner)
- initial IA64 port (Matt Wilson)
- initial Sparc and Sparc64 port (David S. Miller)
- added HLT instruction
- LRET instruction fix.
- added GPF generation for I/Os.
- added INT3 and TF flag support.
- SHL instruction C flag fix.
- mmap emulation for host page size > 4KB
- self-modifying code support
- better VM86 support (dosemu works on non trivial programs)
- precise exception support (EIP is computed correctly in most cases)
- more precise LDT/GDT/IDT emulation
- faster segment load in vm86 mode
- direct chaining of basic blocks (faster emulation)
version 0.1.6:
- automatic library search system. QEMU can now work with unpatched
ELF dynamic loader and libc (Rusty Russell).
- ISO C warning fixes (Alistair Strachan)
- first self-virtualizable version (works only as long as the
translation cache is not flushed)
- RH9 fixes
version 0.1.5:
- ppc64 support + personality() patch (Rusty Russell)
- first Alpha CPU patches (Falk Hueffner)
- removed bfd.h dependency
- fixed shrd, shld, idivl and divl on PowerPC.
- fixed buggy glibc PowerPC rint() function (test-i386 passes now on PowerPC).
version 0.1.4:
- more accurate VM86 emulation (can launch small DOS 16 bit
executables in wine).
- fixed push/pop fs/gs
- added iret instruction.
- added times() syscall and SIOCATMARK ioctl.
version 0.1.3:
- S390 support (Ulrich Weigand)
- glibc 2.3.x compile fix (Ulrich Weigand)
- socketcall endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
- struct sockaddr endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
- sendmsg/recvmsg endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
- execve endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
- fdset endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
- partial setsockopt syscall support (Ulrich Weigand)
- more accurate pushf/popf emulation
- first partial vm86() syscall support (can be used with runcom example).
- added bound, cmpxchg8b, cpuid instructions
- added 16 bit addressing support/override for string operations
- poll() fix
version 0.1.2:
- compile fixes
- xlat instruction
- xchg instruction memory lock
- added simple vm86 example (not working with QEMU yet). The 54 byte
DOS executable '' program was released by Bertram
Felgenhauer (more information at
version 0.1.1:
- glibc 2.2 compilation fixes
- added -s and -L options
- binary distribution of x86 glibc and wine
- big endian fixes in ELF loader and getdents.
version 0.1:
- initial public release.