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qemu 0.15.1

    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: 
    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)
   40: 	
   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)	
   76: 
   77: version 0.10.2:
   78: 
   79:   - fix savevm/loadvm (Anthony Liguori)
   80:   - live migration: fix dirty tracking windows (Glauber Costa)
   81:   - live migration: improve error propogation (Glauber Costa)
   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: 	
   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: 
  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: 
  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: 
  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: 
  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)
  193:   - Solaris/SPARC host support (Juergen Keil)
  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: 
  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
  212:   - Solaris port (Juergen Keil)
  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: 
  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: 
  241: version 0.7.2:
  242: 
  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
  291:   - New block device layer
  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:
  357: 
  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
  384:   - command line monitor
  385:   - generic removable device support
  386:   - support of CD-ROM change
  387:   - multiple network interface support
  388:   - initial x86-64 host support (Gwenole Beauchesne)
  389:   - lret to outer priviledge fix (OS/2 install fix)
  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:
  422: 
  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:
  437: 
  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
  450:   - correct single stepping thru string operations
  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:
  475: 
  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)
  534:  - removed bfd.h dependency
  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
  561: 
  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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