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[Qemu-devel] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.7.0 is now available

From: Michael Roth
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.7.0 is now available
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:17:42 -0500
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On behalf of the QEMU Team, I'd like to announce the availability of
the QEMU 2.7.0 release. This release contains 2200+ commits from 189

You can grab the tarball from our download page here:


The full list of changes are available at:


Highlights include:

  * Multiqueue support for virtio-blk devices
  * Busy-polling support for virtio-net/vhost-net devices
  * Live migration support for virtio-gpu 2D displays
  * Support for Xen paravirtualized USB
  * VFIO passthrough support for Intel integrated graphics devices
  * New management interfaces to improve CPU hot plug/unplug
  * General TCG emulation improvements up to 20%
  * User-mode networking support for DHCPv6, RDNSS, DNS6, and link-local
    DNS addresses
  * Support for building user-mode emulation docker images for use in

  * ARM: virt machine now has support for NUMA and GICv3 interrupt
  * ARM: new xlnx-zcu102 machine type implementing Xilinx Zynq ZCU102
  * ARM: Xilinx Zynq MP now supports graphics/audio over
    emulated DisplayPort interface.
  * ARM: Xilinx Zynq support for KVM on AArch64 hosts
  * MIPS: Initial GIC support
  * PPC: many fixes for TCG
  * PPC: mac99 machine can now boot MacOS 9.1+
  * PPC: pseries machine support for CPU hotplug
  * PPC: pseries machine performance improvements: large/64-bit DMA
    windows for VFIO-based PCI passthrough, and significant improvements
    for spapr-llan
  * s390: support for runtime instrumentation
  * s390: significant refactoring/improvement of s390 PCI device
    emulation and hot unplug
  * x86: CPU hot unplug support based on newer device_add/device_del
    management interface
  * x86: q35 machine support for IOMMU emulation

  * and lots more...

Thank you to everyone involved!

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