Annotation of qemu/Changelog, revision 1.1.1.24

1.1.1.23  root        1: This file documents changes for QEMU releases 0.12 and earlier.
                      2: For changelog information for later releases, see
                      3: http://wiki.qemu.org/ChangeLog or look at the git history for
                      4: more detailed information.
                      5: 
                      6: 
1.1.1.15  root        7: version 0.12.0:
                      8: 
                      9:   - Update to SeaBIOS 0.5.0
                     10:   - e1000: fix device link status in Linux (Anthony Liguori)
                     11:   - monitor: fix QMP for balloon command (Luiz Capitulino)
                     12:   - QMP: Return an empty dict by default (Luiz Capitulino)
                     13:   - QMP: Only handle converted commands (Luiz Capitulino)
                     14:   - pci: support PCI based option rom loading (Gerd Hoffman/Anthony Liguori)
                     15:   - Fix backcompat for hotplug of SCSI controllers (Daniel P. Berrange)
                     16:   - fdc: fix migration from 0.11 (Juan Quintela)
                     17:   - vmware-vga: fix segv on cursor resize. (Dave Airlie)
                     18:   - vmware-vga: various fixes (Dave Airlie/Anthony Liguori)
                     19:   - qdev: improve property error reporting. (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     20:   - fix vga names in default_list (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     21:   - usb-host: check mon before using it. (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     22:   - usb-net: use qdev for -usbdevice (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     23:   - monitor: Catch printing to non-existent monitor (Luiz Capitulino)
                     24:   - Avoid permanently disabled QEMU monitor when UNIX migration fails (Daniel P. Berrange)
                     25:   - Fix loading of ELF multiboot kernels (Kevin Wolf)
                     26:   - qemu-io: Fix memory leak (Kevin Wolf)
                     27:   - Fix thinko in linuxboot.S (Paolo Bonzini)
                     28:   - target-i386: Fix evaluation of DR7 register (Jan Kiszka)
                     29:   - vnc: hextile: do not generate ForegroundSpecified and SubrectsColoured tiles (Anthony Liguori)
                     30:   - S390: Bail out without KVM (Alexander Graf)
                     31:   - S390: Don't tell guest we're updating config space (Alexander Graf)
                     32:   - target-s390: Fail on unknown instructions (Alexander Graf)
                     33:   - osdep: Fix runtime failure on older Linux kernels (Andre Przywara)
                     34:   - Fix a make -j race (Juergen Lock)
                     35:   - target-alpha: Fix generic ctz64. (Richard Henderson)
                     36:   - s390: Fix buggy assignment (Stefan Weil)
                     37:   - target-mips: fix user-mode emulation startup (Nathan Froyd)
                     38:   - target-i386: Update CPUID feature set for TCG (Andre Przywara)
                     39:   - s390: fix build on 32 bit host (Michael S. Tsirkin)
1.1.1.13  root       40:        
1.1.1.15  root       41: version 0.12.0-rc2:
                     42: 
                     43:   - v2: properly save kvm system time msr registers (Glauber Costa)
                     44:   - convert more monitor commands to qmp (Luiz Capitulino)
                     45:   - vnc: fix capslock tracking logic. (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     46:   - QemuOpts: allow larger option values. (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     47:   - scsi: fix drive hotplug. (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     48:   - pci: don't hw_error() when no slot is available. (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     49:   - pci: don't abort() when trying to hotplug with acpi off. (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     50:   - allow default devices to be implemented in config file (Gerd Hoffman)
                     51:   - vc: colorize chardev title line with blue background. (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     52:   - chardev: make chardevs specified in config file work. (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     53:   - qdev: also match bus name for global properties (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     54:   - qdev: add command line option to set global defaults for properties. (Gerd Hoffmann)
                     55:   - kvm: x86: Save/restore exception_index (Jan Kiszka)
                     56:   - qdev: Replace device names containing whitespace (Markus Armbruster)
                     57:   - fix rtc-td-hack on host without high-res timers (Gleb Natapov)
                     58:   - virtio: verify features on load (Michael S. Tsirkin)
                     59:   - vmware_vga: add rom file so that it boots. (Dave Airlie)
                     60:   - Do not abort on qemu_malloc(0) in production builds (Anthony Liguori)
                     61:   - Fix ARM userspace strex implementation. (Paul Brook)
                     62:   - qemu: delete rule target on error (Michael S. Tsirkin)
                     63:   - QMP: add human-readable description to error response (Markus Armbruster)
                     64:   - convert more monitor commands to QError (Markus Armbruster)
                     65:   - monitor: Fix double-prompt after "change vnc passwd BLA" (Markus Armbruster)
                     66:   - monitor: do_cont(): Don't ask for passwords (Luiz Capitulino)
                     67:   - monitor: Introduce 'block_passwd' command (Luiz Capitulino)
                     68:   - pci: interrupt disable bit support (Michael S. Tsirkin)
                     69:   - pci: interrupt status bit implementation (Michael S. Tsirkin)
                     70:   - pci: prepare irq code for interrupt state (Michael S. Tsirkin)
                     71:   - msix: function mask support (Michael S. Tsirkin)
                     72:   - msix: macro rename for function mask support (Michael S. Tsirkin)
                     73:   - cpuid: Fix multicore setup on Intel (Andre Przywara)
                     74:   - kvm: x86: Fix initial kvm_has_msr_star (Jan Kiszka)
                     75:   - Update OpenBIOS images to r640 (Aurelien Jarno)    
1.1.1.10  root       76: 
1.1.1.9   root       77: version 0.10.2:
                     78: 
                     79:   - fix savevm/loadvm (Anthony Liguori)
                     80:   - live migration: fix dirty tracking windows (Glauber Costa)
1.1.1.24! root       81:   - live migration: improve error propagation (Glauber Costa)
1.1.1.9   root       82:   - qcow2: fix image creation for > ~2TB images (Chris Wright)
                     83:   - hotplug: fix error handling for if= parameter (Eduardo Habkost)
                     84:   - qcow2: fix data corruption (Nolan Leake)
                     85:   - virtio: fix guest oops with 2.6.25 kernels (Rusty Russell)
                     86:   - SH4: add support for -kernel (Takashi Yoshii, Aurelien Jarno)
                     87:   - hotplug: fix closing of char devices (Jan Kiszka)
                     88:   - hotplug: remove incorrect check for device name (Eduardo Habkost)
                     89:   - enable -k on win32 (Herve Poussineau)
                     90:   - configure: use LANG=C for grep (Andreas Faerber)
                     91:   - fix VGA regression (malc)
                     92:        
1.1.1.8   root       93: version 0.10.1:
                     94: 
                     95:   - virtio-net: check right return size on sg list (Alex Williamson)
                     96:   - Make qemu_announce_self handle holes (live migration after hotplug)
                     97:     (Marcelo Tosatti)
                     98:   - Revert r6804-r6808 (qcow2 allocation info).  This series of changes added
                     99:     a high cost to startup for large qcow2 images (Anthony Liguori)
                    100:   - qemu-img: fix help message (Aurelien Jarno)
                    101:   - Fix build for non-default installs of SDL (Anthony Liguori)
                    102:   - Fix race condition in env->interrupt_request.  When using TCG and a dynticks
                    103:     host timer, this condition could cause TCG to get stuck in an infinite
                    104:     loop (Aurelien Jarno)
                    105:   - Fix reading encrypted hard disk passwords during early startup (Jan Kiszka)
                    106:   - Fix encrypted disk reporting in 'info block' (Jan Kiszka)
                    107:   - Fix console size with tiny displays (MusicPal) (Jan Kiszka)
                    108:   - Improve error handling in bdrv_open2 (Jan Kiszka)
                    109:   - Avoid leaking data in mux'ed character devices (Jan Kiszka)
                    110:   - Fix initial character device reset (no banner in monitor) (Jan Kiszka)
                    111:   - Fix cpuid KVM crash on i386 host (Lubomir Rintel)
                    112:   - Fix SLES10sp2 installation by adding ISTAT1 register to LSI SCSI emulation
                    113:     (Ryan Harper)
                    114: 
1.1.1.7   root      115: version 0.10.0:
                    116: 
                    117:   - TCG support (No longer requires GCC 3.x)
                    118:   - Kernel Virtual Machine acceleration support
                    119:   - BSD userspace emulation
                    120:   - Bluetooth emulation and host passthrough support
                    121:   - GDB XML register description support
                    122:   - Intel e1000 emulation
                    123:   - HPET emulation
                    124:   - VirtIO paravirtual device support
                    125:   - Marvell 88w8618 / MusicPal emulation
                    126:   - Nokia N-series tablet emulation / OMAP2 processor emulation
                    127:   - PCI hotplug support
                    128:   - Live migration and new save/restore formats
                    129:   - Curses display support
                    130:   - qemu-nbd utility to mount supported block formats
                    131:   - Altivec support in PPC emulation and new firmware (OpenBIOS)
                    132:   - Multiple VNC clients are now supported
                    133:   - TLS encryption is now supported in VNC
                    134:   - MIPS Magnum R4000 machine (Hervé Poussineau)
                    135:   - Braille support (Samuel Thibault)
                    136:   - Freecom MusicPal system emulation (Jan Kiszka)
                    137:   - OMAP242x and Nokia N800, N810 machines (Andrzej Zaborowski)
                    138:   - EsounD audio driver (Frederick Reeve)
                    139:   - Gravis Ultrasound GF1 sound card (Tibor "TS" Schütz)
                    140:   - Many, many, bug fixes and new features
                    141: 
1.1.1.6   root      142: version 0.9.1:
                    143: 
                    144:   - TFTP booting from host directory (Anthony Liguori, Erwan Velu)
                    145:   - Tap device emulation for Solaris (Sittichai Palanisong)
                    146:   - Monitor multiplexing to several I/O channels (Jason Wessel)
                    147:   - ds1225y nvram support (Herve Poussineau)
                    148:   - CPU model selection support (J. Mayer, Paul Brook, Herve Poussineau)
                    149:   - Several Sparc fixes (Aurelien Jarno, Blue Swirl, Robert Reif)
                    150:   - MIPS 64-bit FPU support (Thiemo Seufer)
                    151:   - Xscale PDA emulation (Andrzej Zaborowski)
                    152:   - ColdFire system emulation (Paul Brook)
                    153:   - Improved SH4 support (Magnus Damm)
                    154:   - MIPS64 support (Aurelien Jarno, Thiemo Seufer)
                    155:   - Preliminary Alpha guest support (J. Mayer)
                    156:   - Read-only support for Parallels disk images (Alex Beregszaszi)
                    157:   - SVM (x86 virtualization) support (Alexander Graf)
                    158:   - CRIS emulation (Edgar E. Iglesias)
                    159:   - SPARC32PLUS execution support (Blue Swirl)
                    160:   - MIPS mipssim pseudo machine (Thiemo Seufer)
                    161:   - Strace for Linux userland emulation (Stuart Anderson, Thayne Harbaugh)
                    162:   - OMAP310 MPU emulation plus Palm T|E machine (Andrzej Zaborowski)
                    163:   - ARM v6, v7, NEON SIMD and SMP emulation (Paul Brook/CodeSourcery)
                    164:   - Gumstix boards: connex and verdex emulation (Thorsten Zitterell)
                    165:   - Intel mainstone II board emulation (Armin Kuster)
                    166:   - VMware SVGA II graphics card support (Andrzej Zaborowski)
                    167: 
1.1.1.5   root      168: version 0.9.0:
                    169: 
                    170:   - Support for relative paths in backing files for disk images
                    171:   - Async file I/O API
                    172:   - New qcow2 disk image format
                    173:   - Support of multiple VM snapshots
                    174:   - Linux: specific host CDROM and floppy support
                    175:   - SMM support
                    176:   - Moved PCI init, MP table init and ACPI table init to Bochs BIOS
                    177:   - Support for MIPS32 Release 2 instruction set (Thiemo Seufer)
                    178:   - MIPS Malta system emulation (Aurelien Jarno, Stefan Weil)
                    179:   - Darwin userspace emulation (Pierre d'Herbemont)
                    180:   - m68k user support (Paul Brook)
                    181:   - several x86 and x86_64 emulation fixes
                    182:   - Mouse relative offset VNC extension (Anthony Liguori)
                    183:   - PXE boot support (Anthony Liguori)
                    184:   - '-daemonize' option (Anthony Liguori)
                    185: 
1.1.1.4   root      186: version 0.8.2:
                    187: 
                    188:   - ACPI support
                    189:   - PC VGA BIOS fixes
                    190:   - switch to OpenBios for SPARC targets (Blue Swirl)
                    191:   - VNC server fixes
                    192:   - MIPS FPU support (Marius Groeger)
1.1.1.6   root      193:   - Solaris/SPARC host support (Juergen Keil)
1.1.1.4   root      194:   - PPC breakpoints and single stepping (Jason Wessel)
                    195:   - USB updates (Paul Brook)
                    196:   - UDP/TCP/telnet character devices (Jason Wessel)
                    197:   - Windows sparse file support (Frediano Ziglio)
                    198:   - RTL8139 NIC TCP segmentation offloading (Igor Kovalenko)
                    199:   - PCNET NIC support (Antony T Curtis)
                    200:   - Support for variable frequency host CPUs
                    201:   - Workaround for win32 SMP hosts
                    202:   - Support for AMD Flash memories (Jocelyn Mayer)
                    203:   - Audio capture to WAV files support (malc)
                    204: 
1.1.1.3   root      205: version 0.8.1:
                    206: 
                    207:   - USB tablet support (Brad Campbell, Anthony Liguori)
                    208:   - win32 host serial support (Kazu)
                    209:   - PC speaker support (Joachim Henke)
                    210:   - IDE LBA48 support (Jens Axboe)
                    211:   - SSE3 support
1.1.1.6   root      212:   - Solaris port (Juergen Keil)
1.1.1.3   root      213:   - Preliminary SH4 target (Samuel Tardieu)
                    214:   - VNC server (Anthony Liguori)
                    215:   - slirp fixes (Ed Swierk et al.)
                    216:   - USB fixes
                    217:   - ARM Versatile Platform Baseboard emulation (Paul Brook)
                    218: 
1.1.1.2   root      219: version 0.8.0:
                    220: 
                    221:   - ARM system emulation: Arm Integrator/CP board with an arm1026ej-s
                    222:     cpu (Paul Brook)
                    223:   - SMP support
                    224:   - Mac OS X cocoa improvements (Mike Kronenberg)
                    225:   - Mac OS X CoreAudio driver (Mike Kronenberg)
                    226:   - DirectSound driver (malc)
                    227:   - ALSA audio driver (malc)
                    228:   - new audio options: '-soundhw' and '-audio-help' (malc)
                    229:   - ES1370 PCI audio device (malc)
                    230:   - Initial USB support
                    231:   - Linux host serial port access
                    232:   - Linux host low level parallel port access
                    233:   - New network emulation code supporting VLANs.
                    234:   - MIPS and MIPSel User Linux emulation
                    235:   - MIPS fixes to boot Linux (Daniel Jacobowitz)
                    236:   - NX bit support
                    237:   - Initial SPARC SMP support (Blue Swirl)
                    238:   - Major overhaul of the virtual FAT driver for read/write support
                    239:     (Johannes Schindelin)
                    240: 
1.1       root      241: version 0.7.2:
1.1.1.6   root      242: 
1.1       root      243:   - x86_64 fixes (Win2000 and Linux 2.6 boot in 32 bit)
                    244:   - merge self modifying code handling in dirty ram page mecanism.
                    245:   - MIPS fixes (Ralf Baechle)
                    246:   - better user net performances
                    247: 
                    248: version 0.7.1:
                    249: 
                    250:   - read-only Virtual FAT support (Johannes Schindelin)
                    251:   - Windows 2000 install disk full hack (original idea from Vladimir
                    252:     N. Oleynik)
                    253:   - VMDK disk image creation (Filip Navara)
                    254:   - SPARC64 progress (Blue Swirl)
                    255:   - initial MIPS support (Jocelyn mayer)
                    256:   - MIPS improvements (Ralf Baechle)
                    257:   - 64 bit fixes in user networking (initial patch by Gwenole Beauchesne)
                    258:   - IOAPIC support (Filip Navara)
                    259: 
                    260: version 0.7.0:
                    261: 
                    262:   - better BIOS translation and HDD geometry auto-detection
                    263:   - user mode networking bug fix
                    264:   - undocumented FPU ops support
                    265:   - Cirrus VGA: support for 1280x1024x[8,15,16] modes
                    266:   - 'pidfile' option
                    267:   - .dmg disk image format support (Johannes Schindelin)
                    268:   - keymaps support (initial patch by Johannes Schindelin)
                    269:   - big endian ARM support (Lennert Buytenhek)
                    270:   - added generic 64 bit target support
                    271:   - x86_64 target support
                    272:   - initial APIC support
                    273:   - MMX/SSE/SSE2/PNI support
                    274:   - PC parallel port support (Mark Jonckheere)
                    275:   - initial SPARC64 support (Blue Swirl)
                    276:   - SPARC target boots Linux (Blue Swirl)
                    277:   - armv5te user mode support (Paul Brook)
                    278:   - ARM VFP support (Paul Brook)
                    279:   - ARM "Angel" semihosting syscalls (Paul Brook)
                    280:   - user mode gdb stub support (Paul Brook)
                    281:   - Samba 3 support
                    282:   - initial Cocoa support (Pierre d'Herbemont)
                    283:   - generic FPU emulation code
                    284:   - Virtual PC read-only disk image support (Alex Beregszaszi)
                    285: 
                    286: version 0.6.1:
                    287: 
                    288:   - Mac OS X port (Pierre d'Herbemont)
                    289:   - Virtual console support
                    290:   - Better monitor line edition
1.1.1.6   root      291:   - New block device layer
1.1       root      292:   - New 'qcow' growable disk image support with AES encryption and
                    293:     transparent decompression
                    294:   - VMware 3 and 4 read-only disk image support (untested)
                    295:   - Support for up to 4 serial ports
                    296:   - TFTP server support (Magnus Damm)
                    297:   - Port redirection support in user mode networking
                    298:   - Support for not executable data sections
                    299:   - Compressed loop disk image support (Johannes Schindelin)
                    300:   - Level triggered IRQ fix (aka NE2000 PCI performance fix) (Steve
                    301:     Wormley)
                    302:   - Fixed Fedora Core 2 problems (now you can run qemu without any
                    303:     LD_ASSUME_KERNEL tricks on FC2)
                    304:   - DHCP fix for Windows (accept DHCPREQUEST alone)
                    305:   - SPARC system emulation (Blue Swirl)
                    306:   - Automatic Samba configuration for host file access from Windows.
                    307:   - '-loadvm' and '-full-screen' options
                    308:   - ne2000 savevm support (Johannes Schindelin)
                    309:   - Ctrl-Alt is now the default grab key. Ctrl-Alt-[0-9] switches to
                    310:     the virtual consoles.
                    311:   - BIOS floppy fix for NT4 (Mike Nordell, Derek Fawcus, Volker Ruppert)
                    312:   - Floppy fixes for NT4 and NT5 (Mike Nordell)
                    313:   - NT4 IDE fixes (Ben Pfaf, Mike Nordell)
                    314:   - SDL Audio support and SB16 fixes (malc)
                    315:   - ENTER instruction bug fix (initial patch by Stefan Kisdaroczi)
                    316:   - VGA font change fix
                    317:   - VGA read-only CRTC register fix
                    318: 
                    319: version 0.6.0:
                    320: 
                    321:   - minimalist FPU exception support (NetBSD FPU probe fix)
                    322:   - cr0.ET fix (Win95 boot)
                    323:   - *BSD port (Markus Niemisto)
                    324:   - I/O access fix (signaled by Mark Jonckheere)
                    325:   - IDE drives serial number fix (Mike Nordell)
                    326:   - int13 CDROM BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 install CD fix)
                    327:   - int15, ah=86 BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 hardware probe hang up fix)
                    328:   - BSR/BSF "undefined behaviour" fix
                    329:   - vmdk2raw: convert VMware disk images to raw images
                    330:   - PCI support
                    331:   - NE2K PCI support
                    332:   - dummy VGA PCI support
                    333:   - VGA font selection fix (Daniel Serpell)
                    334:   - PIC reset fix (Hidemi KAWAI)
                    335:   - PIC spurious irq support (aka Solaris install bug)
                    336:   - added '-localtime' option
                    337:   - Cirrus CL-GD54xx VGA support (initial patch by Makoto Suzuki (suzu))
                    338:   - APM and system shutdown support
                    339:   - Fixed system reset
                    340:   - Support for other PC BIOSes
                    341:   - Initial PowerMac hardware emulation
                    342:   - PowerMac/PREP OpenFirmware compatible BIOS (Jocelyn Mayer)
                    343:   - initial IDE BMDMA support (needed for Darwin x86)
                    344:   - Set the default memory size for PC emulation to 128 MB
                    345: 
                    346: version 0.5.5:
                    347: 
                    348:   - SDL full screen support (initial patch by malc)
                    349:   - VGA support on PowerPC PREP
                    350:   - VBE fixes (Matthew Mastracci)
                    351:   - PIT fixes (aka Win98 hardware probe and "VGA slowness" bug)
                    352:   - IDE master only fixes (aka Win98 CD-ROM probe bug)
                    353:   - ARM load/store half word fix (Ulrich Hecht)
                    354:   - FDC fixes for Win98
                    355: 
                    356: version 0.5.4:
1.1.1.6   root      357: 
1.1       root      358:   - qemu-fast fixes
                    359:   - BIOS area protection fix (aka EMM386.EXE fix) (Mike Nordell)
                    360:   - keyboard/mouse fix (Mike Nordell)
                    361:   - IDE fixes (Linux did not recognized slave drivers)
                    362:   - VM86 EIP masking fix (aka NT5 install fix) (Mike Nordell)
                    363:   - QEMU can now boot a PowerPC Linux kernel (Jocelyn Mayer)
                    364:   - User mode network stack
                    365:   - imul imm8 fix + 0x82 opcode support (Hidemi KAWAI)
                    366:   - precise self modifying code (aka BeOS install bug)
                    367: 
                    368: version 0.5.3:
                    369: 
                    370:   - added Bochs VESA VBE support
                    371:   - VGA memory map mode 3 access fix (OS/2 install fix)
                    372:   - IDE fixes (Jens Axboe)
                    373:   - CPU interrupt fixes
                    374:   - fixed various TLB invalidation cases (NT install)
                    375:   - fixed cr0.WP semantics (XP install)
                    376:   - direct chaining support for SPARC and PowerPC (faster)
                    377:   - ARM NWFPE support (initial patch by Ulrich Hecht)
                    378:   - added specific x86 to x86 translator (close to native performance
                    379:     in qemu-i386 and qemu-fast)
                    380:   - shm syscalls support (Paul McKerras)
                    381:   - added accurate CR0.MP/ME/TS emulation
                    382:   - fixed DMA memory write access (Win95 boot floppy fix)
                    383:   - graphical x86 linux loader
1.1.1.6   root      384:   - command line monitor
1.1       root      385:   - generic removable device support
                    386:   - support of CD-ROM change
                    387:   - multiple network interface support
                    388:   - initial x86-64 host support (Gwenole Beauchesne)
1.1.1.24! root      389:   - lret to outer privilege fix (OS/2 install fix)
1.1       root      390:   - task switch fixes (SkyOS boot)
                    391:   - VM save/restore commands
                    392:   - new timer API
                    393:   - more precise RTC emulation (periodic timers + time updates)
                    394:   - Win32 port (initial patch by Kazu)
                    395: 
                    396: version 0.5.2:
                    397: 
                    398:   - improved soft MMU speed (assembly functions and specializing)
                    399:   - improved multitasking speed by avoiding flushing TBs when
                    400:     switching tasks
                    401:   - improved qemu-fast speed
                    402:   - improved self modifying code handling (big performance gain in
                    403:     softmmu mode).
                    404:   - fixed IO checking
                    405:   - fixed CD-ROM detection (win98 install CD)
                    406:   - fixed addseg real mode bug (GRUB boot fix)
                    407:   - added ROM memory support (win98 boot)
                    408:   - fixed 'call Ev' in case of paging exception
                    409:   - updated the script 'qemu-binfmt-conf.sh' to use QEMU automagically
                    410:     when launching executables for the supported target CPUs.
                    411:   - PowerPC system emulation update (Jocelyn Mayer)
                    412:   - PC floppy emulation and DMA fixes (Jocelyn Mayer)
                    413:   - polled mode for PIC (Jocelyn Mayer)
                    414:   - fixed PTE dirty bit handling
                    415:   - fixed xadd same reg bug
                    416:   - fixed cmpxchg exception safeness
                    417:   - access to virtual memory in gdb stub
                    418:   - task gate and NT flag fixes
                    419:   - eflags optimisation fix for string operations
                    420: 
                    421: version 0.5.1:
1.1.1.6   root      422: 
1.1       root      423:   - float access fixes when using soft mmu
                    424:   - PC emulation support on PowerPC
                    425:   - A20 support
                    426:   - IDE CD-ROM emulation
                    427:   - ARM fixes (Ulrich Hecht)
                    428:   - SB16 emulation (malc)
                    429:   - IRET and INT fixes in VM86 mode with IOPL=3
                    430:   - Port I/Os use TSS io map
                    431:   - Full task switching/task gate support
                    432:   - added verr, verw, arpl, fcmovxx
                    433:   - PowerPC target support (Jocelyn Mayer)
                    434:   - Major SPARC target fixes (dynamically linked programs begin to work)
                    435: 
                    436: version 0.5.0:
1.1.1.6   root      437: 
1.1       root      438:   - full hardware level VGA emulation
                    439:   - graphical display with SDL
                    440:   - added PS/2 mouse and keyboard emulation
                    441:   - popw (%esp) fix
                    442:   - mov to/from segment data width fix
                    443:   - added real mode support
                    444:   - added Bochs BIOS and LGPL'ed VGA BIOS loader in qemu
                    445:   - m68k host port (Richard Zidlicky)
                    446:   - partial soft MMU support for memory mapped I/Os
                    447:   - multi-target build
                    448:   - fixed: no error code in hardware interrupts
                    449:   - fixed: pop ss, mov ss, x and sti disable hardware irqs for the next insn
1.1.1.24! root      450:   - correct single stepping through string operations
1.1       root      451:   - preliminary SPARC target support (Thomas M. Ogrisegg)
                    452:   - tun-fd option (Rusty Russell)
                    453:   - automatic IDE geometry detection
                    454:   - renamed 'vl' to qemu[-fast] and user qemu to qemu-{cpu}.
                    455:   - added man page
                    456:   - added full soft mmu mode to launch unpatched OSes.
                    457: 
                    458: version 0.4.3:
                    459: 
                    460:   - x86 exception fix in case of nop instruction.
                    461:   - gcc 3.2.2 bug workaround (RedHat 9 fix)
                    462:   - sparc and Alpha host fixes
                    463:   - many ARM target fixes: 'ls' and 'bash' can be launched.
                    464: 
                    465: version 0.4.2:
                    466: 
                    467:  - many exception handling fixes (can compile a Linux kernel inside vl)
                    468:  - IDE emulation support
                    469:  - initial GDB stub support
                    470:  - deferred update support for disk images (Rusty Russell)
                    471:  - accept User Mode Linux Copy On Write disk images
                    472:  - SMP kernels can at least be booted
                    473: 
                    474: version 0.4.1:
1.1.1.6   root      475: 
1.1       root      476:  - more accurate timer support in vl.
                    477:  - more reliable NE2000 probe in vl.
                    478:  - added 2.5.66 kernel in vl-test.
                    479:  - added VLTMPDIR environment variable in vl.
                    480: 
                    481: version 0.4:
                    482: 
                    483:  - initial support for ring 0 x86 processor emulation
                    484:  - fixed signal handling for correct dosemu DPMI emulation
                    485:  - fast x86 MMU emulation with mmap()
                    486:  - fixed popl (%esp) case
                    487:  - Linux kernel can be executed by QEMU with the 'vl' command.
                    488: 
                    489: version 0.3:
                    490: 
                    491:  - initial support for ARM emulation
                    492:  - added fnsave, frstor, fnstenv, fldenv FPU instructions
                    493:  - added FPU register save in signal emulation
                    494:  - initial ARM port
                    495:  - Sparc and Alpha ports work on the regression test
                    496:  - generic ioctl number conversion
                    497:  - fixed ioctl type conversion
                    498: 
                    499: version 0.2:
                    500: 
                    501:  - PowerPC disassembly and ELF symbols output (Rusty Russell)
                    502:  - flock support (Rusty Russell)
                    503:  - ugetrlimit support (Rusty Russell)
                    504:  - fstat64 fix (Rusty Russell)
                    505:  - initial Alpha port (Falk Hueffner)
                    506:  - initial IA64 port (Matt Wilson)
                    507:  - initial Sparc and Sparc64 port (David S. Miller)
                    508:  - added HLT instruction
                    509:  - LRET instruction fix.
                    510:  - added GPF generation for I/Os.
                    511:  - added INT3 and TF flag support.
                    512:  - SHL instruction C flag fix.
                    513:  - mmap emulation for host page size > 4KB
                    514:  - self-modifying code support
                    515:  - better VM86 support (dosemu works on non trivial programs)
                    516:  - precise exception support (EIP is computed correctly in most cases)
                    517:  - more precise LDT/GDT/IDT emulation
                    518:  - faster segment load in vm86 mode
                    519:  - direct chaining of basic blocks (faster emulation)
                    520: 
                    521: version 0.1.6:
                    522: 
                    523:  - automatic library search system. QEMU can now work with unpatched
                    524:    ELF dynamic loader and libc (Rusty Russell).
                    525:  - ISO C warning fixes (Alistair Strachan)
                    526:  - first self-virtualizable version (works only as long as the
                    527:    translation cache is not flushed)
                    528:  - RH9 fixes
                    529: 
                    530: version 0.1.5:
                    531: 
                    532:  - ppc64 support + personality() patch (Rusty Russell)
                    533:  - first Alpha CPU patches (Falk Hueffner)
1.1.1.23  root      534:  - removed bfd.h dependency
1.1       root      535:  - fixed shrd, shld, idivl and divl on PowerPC.
                    536:  - fixed buggy glibc PowerPC rint() function (test-i386 passes now on PowerPC).
                    537: 
                    538: version 0.1.4:
                    539: 
                    540:  - more accurate VM86 emulation (can launch small DOS 16 bit
                    541:    executables in wine).
                    542:  - fixed push/pop fs/gs
                    543:  - added iret instruction.
                    544:  - added times() syscall and SIOCATMARK ioctl.
                    545: 
                    546: version 0.1.3:
                    547: 
                    548:  - S390 support (Ulrich Weigand)
                    549:  - glibc 2.3.x compile fix (Ulrich Weigand)
                    550:  - socketcall endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
                    551:  - struct sockaddr endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
                    552:  - sendmsg/recvmsg endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
                    553:  - execve endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
                    554:  - fdset endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
                    555:  - partial setsockopt syscall support (Ulrich Weigand)
                    556:  - more accurate pushf/popf emulation
                    557:  - first partial vm86() syscall support (can be used with runcom example).
                    558:  - added bound, cmpxchg8b, cpuid instructions
                    559:  - added 16 bit addressing support/override for string operations
                    560:  - poll() fix
1.1.1.6   root      561: 
1.1       root      562: version 0.1.2:
                    563: 
                    564:  - compile fixes
                    565:  - xlat instruction
                    566:  - xchg instruction memory lock
                    567:  - added simple vm86 example (not working with QEMU yet). The 54 byte
                    568:    DOS executable 'pi_10.com' program was released by Bertram
                    569:    Felgenhauer (more information at http://www.boo.net/~jasonp/pipage.html).
                    570: 
                    571: version 0.1.1:
                    572: 
                    573:  - glibc 2.2 compilation fixes
                    574:  - added -s and -L options
                    575:  - binary distribution of x86 glibc and wine
                    576:  - big endian fixes in ELF loader and getdents.
                    577: 
                    578: version 0.1:
                    579: 
                    580:  - initial public release.

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