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2011-11-11 08:42:23 -0800
Announcement of the Linaro QEMU 2011.11 release. New features and known issues.
Linaro QEMU 2011.11 released

The Linaro Toolchain Working Group is pleased to announce the release of Linaro QEMU 2011.11.

Linaro QEMU 2011.11 is the latest monthly release of qemu-linaro. Based off upstream (trunk) QEMU, it includes a number of Arm-focused bug fixes and enhancements.

New in this month's release:

  • The Arm vexpress-a9, versatilepb, versatileab and realview-* boards now have audio support (thanks to Mathieu Sonet who contributed a PL041 implementation upstream)
  • Support for multiple instances of the "-sd" option on the command line has been dropped; this was never present in upstream QEMU and has been removed for consistency. Use "-drive,if=sd,index=N,file=file.img" for N=0,1,2... instead
  • Fixes LP: #886980: 8 and 16 bit reads from the OMAP GPIO module would crash due to an infinite recursion
  • Fixes LP: #823902: problems running multithreaded programs in linux-user mode

Known issues:

  • Graphics do not work for OMAP3 based models (beagle, overo) with 11.10 Linaro images.
  • This release of qemu-linaro is known not to work on Arm hosts. (See LP: #883133, #883136)

NB: if you run QEMU on a host system without properly configured audio you might find that QEMU now hangs at some point; you can fix this by fixing your host system, or work around it by setting the environment variable QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=none. If you build from source you may now want to pass configure a suitable --audio-drv-list=LIST option.

The source tarball is available at:

Binary builds of this qemu-linaro release are being prepared and will be available shortly for users of Ubuntu. Packages will be in the linaro-maintainers tools ppa:

More information on Linaro QEMU is available at:

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