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[ANNOUNCE] QEMU 7.2.0 is now available

From: Michael Roth
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 7.2.0 is now available
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 17:46:51 -0600
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On behalf of the QEMU Team, I'd like to announce the availability of
the QEMU 7.2.0 release. This release contains 1800+ commits from 205

You can grab the tarball from our download page here:


The full list of changes are available at:


Highlights include:

 * ARM: emulation support for the following CPU features: Enhanced
   Translation Synchronization, PMU Extensions v3.5, Guest Translation
   Granule size, Hardware management of access flag/dirty bit state,
   and Preventing EL0 access to halves of address maps
 * ARM: emulation support for Cortex-A35 CPUs
 * LoongArch: support for fw_cfg DMA functionality, memory hotplug,
   and TPM device emulation
 * OpenRISC: support for multi-threaded TCG, stability improvements,
   and new 'virt' machine type for CI/device testing.
 * RISC-V: 'virt' machine support for booting S-mode firmware from
   pflash, and general device tree improvements
 * s390x: support for Message-Security-Assist Extension 5 (RNG via
   PRNO instruction), SHA-512 via KIMD/KLMD instructions, and
   enhanced zPCI interpretation support for KVM guests
 * x86: TCG performance improvements, including SSE
 * x86: TCG support for AVX, AVX2, F16C, FMA3, and VAES instructions
 * x86: KVM support for "notify vmexit" mechanism to prevent
   processor bugs from hanging whole system

 * LUKS block device headers are validated more strictly, creating
   LUKS images is supported on macOS
 * Memory backends now support NUMA-awareness when preallocating

 * and lots more...

Thank you to everyone involved!

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