Hello, On behalf of the QEMU Team, I'd like to announce the availability of the QEMU 2.12.0 release. This release contains 2700+ commits from 204 authors.
You can grab the tarball from our download page here: https://www.qemu.org/download/#source The full list of changes are available at: https://wiki.qemu.org/ChangeLog/2.12 Highlights include: * Spectre/Meltdown mitigation support for x86/pseries/s390 guests. For more details see: https://www.qemu.org/2018/02/14/qemu-2-11-1-and-spectre-update/ * Numerous block support improvements, including support for directly interacting with userspace NVMe driver, and general improvements to NBD server/client including more efficient reads of sparse files * Networking support for VMWare paravirtualized RDMA device (RDMA HCA and Soft-RoCE supported), CAN bus support via Linux SocketCAN and SJA1000-based PCI interfaces, and general improvements for dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 environments * GUI security/bug fixes, dmabufs support for GTK/Spice. * Better IPMI support for Platform Events and SEL logging in internal BMC emulation * SMBIOS support for "OEM Strings", which can be used for automating guest image activation without relying on network-based querying * KVM support for systems larger than 7.999TB * Disk cache information via virtio-balloon * ARM: AArch64 new instructions for FCMA/RDM and SIMD/FP16/crypto/complex number extensions * ARM: initial support for Raspberry Pi 3 machine type * ARM: Corex-M33/Armv8-M emulation via new mps2-an505 board and many other improvements for M profile emulation * HPPA: support for full machine emulation (hppa-softmmu) * PowerPC: PPC4xx emulation improvements, including I2C bus support * PowerPC: new Sam460ex machine type * PowerPC: significant TCG performance improvements * PowerPC: pseries: support for Spectre/Meltdown mitigations * RISC-V: new RISC-V target via "spike_v1.9.1", "spike_v1.10", and "virt" machine types * s390: non-virtual devices no longer require dedicated channel subsystem and guest support for multiple CSSs * s390: general PCI improvements, MSI-X support for virtio-pci devices * s390: improved TCG emulation support * SPARC: sun4u power device emulation * SPARC: improved trace-event support and emulation/debug fixes * Tricore: new instruction variants for JEQ/JNE and 64-bit MOV * x86: Intel IOMMU support for 48-bit addresses * Xtensa: backend now uses libisa for instruction decoding/disassebly * Xtensa: multi-threaded TCG support and noMMU configuration variants * and lots more... Thank you to everyone involved!