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[ANNOUNCE] QEMU 8.0.0 is now available

From: Michael Roth
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 8.0.0 is now available
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2023 16:51:42 -0500
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On behalf of the QEMU Team, I'd like to announce the availability of
the QEMU 8.0.0 release. This release contains 2800+ commits from 238

A note from the maintainer (and the QEMU team in general):

  Thank you to everybody who contributed to this release,
  whether that was by writing code, reporting bugs, improving
  documentation, testing, or providing the project with
  CI resources. We couldn't do these without you!

You can grab the tarball from our download page here:


The full list of changes are available at:


Highlights include:

 * ARM: emulation support for FEAT_EVT, FEAT_FGT, and AArch32 ARMv8-R
 * ARM: CPU emulation for Cortex-A55 and Cortex-R52, and new Olimex
   STM32 H405 machine type
 * ARM: gdbstub support for M-profile system registers
 * HPPA: fid (Floating-Point Identify) instruction support and 32-bit
   emulation improvements
 * RISC-V: additional ISA and Extension support for smstateen, native
   debug icount trigger, cache-related PMU events in virtual mode,
   Zawrs/Svadu/T-Head/Zicond extensions, and ACPI support
 * RISC-V: updated machine support for OpenTitan, PolarFire, and
 * RISC-V: wide ranges of fixes covering PMP propagation for TLB,
   mret exceptions, uncompressed instructions, and other
   emulation/virtualization improvements
 * s390x: improved zPCI passthrough device handling
 * s390x: support for asynchronous teardown of memory of secure KVM
   guests during reboot
 * x86: support for Xen guests under KVM with Linux v5.12+
 * x86: new SapphireRapids CPU model
 * x86: TCG support for FSRM, FZRM, FSRS, and FSRC CPUID flags

 * virtio-mem: support for using preallocation in conjunction with live
 * VFIO: experimental migration support updated to v2 VFIO migration
 * qemu-nbd: improved efficient over TCP and when using TLS

 * and lots more...

Thank you to everyone involved!

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