QEMU 1.2.1 Has Support for Cortex-A15 CPU

A few other important tweaks have been made in this version

By on November 22nd, 2012 13:31 GMT

QEMU, a generic and open source emulator and virtualizer that can run OSes and programs made for one machine, on a different machine, is now at version 1.2.1.

QEMU 1.2.1 supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux.

Highlights of QEMU 1.2.1:

• The add-fd/remove-fd QMP commands can now be used to pass file descriptors;
• Support for LPAE (large physical address extensions) in the Cortex-A15 CPU is now provided;
• PC87312 Super I/O chipset emulation for PreP is now possible;
• PCI passthrough is now available for Xen fully-virtualized domains;
• VGA and QXL cards will now show and use 16 MB of VRAM rather than 8 MB;
• PC speaker audio card has been made available as default;
• Passthrough of SCSI tapes and media changers now has better support.

A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement.

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