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[Qemu-devel] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.6.0 is now available

From: Michael Roth
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.6.0 is now available
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 17:55:41 -0500
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On behalf of the QEMU Team, I'd like to announce the availability of
the QEMU 2.6.0 release. This release contains 2400+ commits from 186

You can grab the tarball from our download page here:


The full list of changes are available at:


Highlights include:

  * Headless support for OpenGL-capable displays via Virgil/virtio-gpu
    are now available via Spice client.
  * virtio performance improvements through vring access optimizations
  * Support for IPMI through internally emulated BMC or an external
    BMC interface
  * PCIe multi-root support via pxb-pcie bridge, allowing devices to be
    exposed to guest on specifically-defined NUMA nodes
  * Post-copy migration now officially supported
  * TLS support for character devices (e.g. isa-serial port) exposed over
    TCP sockets
  * VFIO passthrough support for AMD XGBE 10Gb NIC
  * Block device throttling now supports separate controls for burst IOPS
    over a specified interval
  * Image support for LUKSv1, and TLS and authentication support
    for various remote disk protocols (iSCSI, NBD, RBD, ...)
  * New default tracing backend, and command-line/wildcard support for
    enabling specific traces

  * ARM: Raspberry Pi 2 emulation support via new raspi2 machine
  * ARM: virt machine now supports QEMU-signalled powerdown, and RAM
    limit increased from 30GB to 255GB
  * ARM: new palmetto-bmc machine type implementing ASPEED AST2400 SoC
  * MIPS: support for FPU and SIMD instructions in KVM guests
  * PowerPC: improved migration and serial port support for g3beige and
    mac99 machines
  * PowerPC: GDB stub support for VSX instruction set
  * PowerPC: pseries now exposes XHCI USB by default
  * s390: CPU hotplug support, and PCI/virtio-scsi improvements
  * Tricore: support for FPU instructions, context management, and
    illegal opcode and opd traps
  * x86: KVM and TCG emulation support for PKU memory protection feature of
    newer Intel CPUs within guest
  * x86: resume from suspend support for Q35 machine type
  * x86: support for older Windows guest (XP/2003) on Q35 machine type

  * and lots more...

Thank you to everyone involved!

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