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From OpenSuSE 11.4 for x86_64

Name: kvm Distribution: openSUSE 11.4
Version: Vendor: openSUSE
Release: 1.4.1 Build date: Sun Feb 27 14:58:05 2011
Group: System/Kernel Build host: build25
Size: 9622045 Source RPM: kvm-
Summary: Kernel-based Virtual Machine
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is virtualization software for
Linux. It is based on the hardware virtualization extensions provided
by Intel VT and AMD-V technologies. KVM kernel modules provide a
control interface at /dev/kvm which the qemu-kvm user-space program
uses to provide a hybrid emulated and actual hardware environment
sufficent to run various PC operating systems (guests) in unmodified
form, including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

Since qemu-kvm is derived from the qemu processor emulator sources it
also is able to run guests using processor emulation mode, but with the
expected performance impact. Conversely, hardware virtualization
features outside the processor such as iommu and sr-iov are used by KVM
allowing for improved performance.

The seabios, vgabios and gpxe open source projects are also pulled from
to provide the firmware components included.

To increase performance over emulated hardware devices virtio drivers
are supported, and in the case of Windows, included.

KVM is compatible with various VM management solutions, including
libvirt, virt-manager and vm-install.

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BSD3c ; GPLv2 ; GPLv2+ ; LGPLv2.1+ ; MIT


* Fri Feb 25 2011
  - disable vnc threading due to memory leak (bnc#671809)
* Wed Feb 23 2011
  - fix building with vde
* Tue Feb 22 2011
  - update to version 0.14.0
    See for changes in 0.14
    upstream qemu. Also includes kvm-specific enhancements.
* Mon Feb 21 2011
  - update to latest pre 0.14.0 rc. (Includes the qemu 0.14.0 code as
    a basis)
  - more parallel makes
* Thu Feb 10 2011
  - update to rc1 of qemu-kvm version 0.14.0
  - provide missing video bios files (bnc#669912)
  - fix issues with using i82559er emulated nic
  - be explicit about more configure options
  - enable vnc threading
* Sat Feb 05 2011
  - update to rc0 of qemu-kvm version 0.14.0. A more complete list of
    changes will follow with the official release, but here are some
    - virtio improvements
    - ahci emulation
    - stable QMP interface
    - better spice support
    - block device resizing
    - huge nbd performance improvement
    - qed disk image format (new)
    - qcow2 performance and stability improvements
    - many bug fixes
  - update to version of Seabios
  - fix buffer overrun in slirp
* Fri Jan 14 2011
  - update gpxe roms to version 1.0.1
  - tweak braille support
* Fri Jan 14 2011
  - add braille support
* Fri Jan 07 2011
  - Fix mouse breakage (bnc#660870)
* Fri Jan 07 2011
  - [dictzip] fix images > 32bit (Alexander Graf) (bnc#654944)
* Tue Nov 30 2010
  - fix virtio-blk failure after reboot
* Mon Nov 01 2010
  - Update to stable release 0.13.0. Includes:
    - vhost-net: kernel-accelerating network backend for virtio devices
    - qmp: significant improvements covering most monitor commands
    - vnc: introduction of new encodings that dramatically improve bandwidth
    - ivshmem: new shared memory device allowing multiple guests to share
      a memory region
    - mips: introduction of fulong mini-pc
    - virtio-9p: introduction of a paravirtual file system passthrough
    - hpet: many enhancements
    - target-s390: support for s390 usermode emulation
    - QMP is still considered experimental in 0.13.0, but should be usable by
  - SeaBios updated to 0.6.1. Includes:
    - Support for virtio drives
    - Add ACPI definitions for cpu hotplug support
    - Support for a graphical bootsplash screen
    - USB mouse support
    - The PCI support for emulators is less dependent on i440 chipset
* Mon Oct 04 2010
  - Change default memory from 384MB to 512MB, which is in keeping
    with the default used by vm-install. This increased amount allows
    more guest configurations to be usable without specifying the
    memory. (bnc#640093)
  - Fix building gpxe when using latest make tool.
* Mon Sep 27 2010
  - Revert writeback cache change until we can resolve the issues
    discovered in bnc#637297
* Thu Jul 29 2010
  - Update to stable release 0.12.5, which includes numerous bug
    fixes. This and other recent changes address: bnc#598298,
    bnc#621793, bnc#619991, bnc#603179
  - Warn if default mac address is used
  - rtl8139 stops working after restore
  - Incompatibility with libvirt if disk caching specified in xml
* Mon Jul 19 2010
  - qemu-kvm was mistakenly being built without libaio support, which
    results in less efficient disk i/o (bnc#598271)
* Tue Jun 15 2010
  - Fix "hang" in bios seen with recent isolinux (bnc#603161)
* Tue Jun 01 2010
  - Fix multiboot (bnc#610682)
* Tue Jun 01 2010
  - Pull in some patches that are in the 0.12.5 stable queue. I only picked
    the ones that looked pretty serious (and affected us).
* Tue Jun 01 2010
  - Pull in some block speedup patches from me (bnc#599095). This also
    changes the default for block devices back to writeback, which should
    significantly speed up default block assignments.
* Thu May 13 2010
  - There are various issues in the multiwrite code paths for which
    upstream patches already exist, including a bad memory leak.
    This addresses bnc#603523. These patches are now included:
* Mon May 10 2010
  - Windows virtio iso filename clarification (bnc#603900)
  - Document warning about using the default mac address (bnc#603179)
  - Clarify pci passthrough support statement
* Tue Apr 27 2010
  - Fixed block io corruption bug where we weren't watching to not
    exceed IOV_MAX. (bnc#586118, bnc#599012)
* Mon Apr 26 2010
  - Update windows virtio drivers to latest available (incl. Balloon)
  - Included Windows XP and 2003 install fix for isa-pc case as well
  - Add -boot option for -drive parm to the doc. (bnc#594742)
  - Improved formatting of kvm-supported.txt file
* Tue Apr 20 2010
  - Update S390 zipl loader - now works without guest modifications
* Sat Apr 10 2010
  - Proper fix for Windows XP and 2003 install problems (bnc#590683)
  - gpxe compiles more cleanly
  - report error if monitor change command fails
* Wed Apr 07 2010
  - Pull in patches that are waiting for 0.12.4 to be released
    - Fixes overlapping rom regions (bnc#590425)
    - Give warning instead of segfault with -smp > max (bnc#581712)
  - Add S390 patches to make -nographic work properly and add
    bootloader code
  - Fix cmos patch to enable S390 building again
* Fri Mar 26 2010
  - in no-kvm mode, enforce RAM limit of 4095 MB  (bnc#581738)
  - fix floppy support using -global isa-fdc (bnc#591597)
* Fri Mar 26 2010
  - Windows XP and 2003 install again when using -device w/ide (bnc#590683)
  - fix segfault when guest started with > 16 vcpus (bnc#581712)
  - balloon info in monitor is erratic/incorrect (bnc#580841)
  - removed --allow-unsupported-modules from modprobe (bnc#588214)
  - updated kvm-supported.txt
* Mon Mar 15 2010
  - add file kvm-supported.txt to document supported features
* Wed Mar 10 2010
  - Update to 0.12.3, which includes these changes among others:
    - segfault due to buffer overrun in usb-serial
    - kvm: Fix eflags corruption in kvm mode
    - don't dereference NULL after failed strdup
    - better error handling in storage code
    - virtio-net: fix network stall under load
  - Fix hang in bios with multiple vcpus (bnc#586260)
  - Cherry picked a few other useful upstream post 0.12.3 fixes
* Fri Mar 05 2010
  - do not put 11 chars in a direntry with only length of 8
    (I hope upstream comes up with something better soon)
* Mon Mar 01 2010
  - Add Studio specific patches back again
    - VNC password file
    - VNC exit after n disconnects
    - SLIRP disable outgoing connections
* Mon Mar 01 2010
  - Hotfix to get hotplug with virtio work again (bnc#583696)
* Wed Feb 24 2010
  - Get qemu-img-kvm back (really important for Studio!)
* Fri Feb 19 2010
  - Fix network booting (bnc#580947)
  - Fix virtio network shutdown under load
  - Fix buffer overrun
  - Fix access after end of array
  - Cleanup issues with net device integration
  - Fix remaining extraneous stderr output on startup
* Tue Feb 16 2010
  - Implement long file names for tar (bnc#580100)
* Wed Jan 20 2010
  - Update to 0.12.2, including these changes among others:
    - Update SeaBIOS to 0.5.1
    - vnc: Fix artifacts in hextile decoding
    - device assignment: default requires IOMMU
    - pc: add machine type for 0.12
    - Fix CPU topology initialization
    - vmware_vga: Check cursor dimensions to avoid buffer overflow
  - Remove deprecated windows drivers
  - ability to build all objects from source now
  - build debug package
* Mon Jan 18 2010
  - Make dzip not consume endless amounts of ram (bnc#569337)
* Wed Jan 13 2010
  - Make block-tar work for images > 8 GB (bnc#565600)
* Tue Jan 05 2010
  - update to (FATE#306513)
    Changes from qemu-kvm-0.11.x include:
    - merge qemu 0.12.1
    - many changes, including:
    - s390 support
    - live migration: support migration with non shared storage
    - live migration: make save/restore data driven (VMState)
    - monitor: introduce machine-protocol (QMP)
    - qdev: convert many devices, support reading config from file
    - pci: infrastructure to support 64-bit busses
    - net: introduce -netdev to support point-to-point networking
    - net: add support for GSO and checksum offload
    - tons of bug fixes throughout the code base
    - many kvm-specific bug fixes
* Mon Dec 07 2009
  - enable S390 target which is now upstream (FATE#306513)
* Mon Dec 07 2009
  - update to 0.12.0-rc0 (FATE#306513)
    - detailed changes following on -rc1
* Fri Dec 04 2009
  - added latest windows virtio drivers to package
    previous version of drivers is deprecated
* Thu Nov 12 2009
  - Fix package dependencies (bnc#554850)
* Sat Nov 07 2009
  - update package description
* Mon Oct 19 2009
  - fix incorrect search in /usr/share/qemu (#534850)
* Mon Sep 28 2009
  - update to 0.11.0
    Changes from the qemu-kvm-0.10 series:
    - merge qemu 0.11.0
    - qdev device model
    - qemu-io
    - i386: multiboot support for -kernel
    - gdbstub: vCont support
    - i386: control over boot menu
    - i386: pc-0.10 compatibility machine type
    - qcow2: use cache=writethrough by default
    - i386: MCE emulation
    - i386: host cpuid support
    - slirp: host network config
    - virtio: MSI-x support
    - pci: allow devices to specify bus address
    - migration: allow down time based threshold
    - virtio-net: filtering support
    - http block device support
    - i386: expose numa topology to guests
    - native preadv/pwritev support
    - kvm: guest debugging support
    - vnc: support for acls and gssapi
    - monitor: allow multiple monitors
    - device assignment: MSI-X support (Sheng Yang)
    - device assignment: SR/IOV support (Sheng Yang)
    - irqfd support (Gregory Haskins)
    - drop libkvm, use some of the upstream kvm support (Glauber Costa)
    - device assignment: option ROM support (Alex Williamson)
    - x2apic support (Gleb Natapov)
    - kvm/msi integration (Michael S. Tsirkin)
    - hpet/kvm integration (Beth Kon)
    - mce/kvm ingration (Huang Ying)
  - refresh patch series
* Thu Sep 24 2009
  - fix qemu-kvm crash due to buffer overrun (bnc#537387)
* Wed Sep 09 2009
  - Update to 0.11.0-rc2
    - no changelog provided upstream, will hopefully follow for 0.11.0
  - Include Mac OS X patches again
  - Include dictzip patches (Studio related)
  - Split KMP out, we'll take the kernel module as of now
  - Version update in accordance with fate#306665
* Thu Aug 06 2009
  - Fix IA64 build
* Wed Jul 29 2009
  - update kvm-78 -> qemu-kvm-0.10.5
    - 'info chardev' monitor command
    - automatic port allocation for vnc and similar
    - improved cdrom media change handling
    - scsi improvements
    - e1000 vlan offload
    - fix interrupt loss when injecting an nmi
    - SPT optimizations
    - x86 emulator improvements
    - fix amd->intel migration
    - enable virtio zero-copy (Mark McLoughlin)
    - uuid support
    - hpet support
    - '-drive serial=...' option
    - improved tsc handling (Marcelo Tosatti)
    - guest S3 sleep (Gleb Natapov)
    - '-no-kvm-pit-reinjection' option to improve timing on RHEL 3 era guests (Marcelo Tosatti)
    - fix xen-on-kvm
    - enable ac97 audio by default
    - add virtio-console device
    - fix rtc time drift on Windows (-rtc-td-hack option)
    - vnc improvements
    - fix kvmclock on hosts with unstable tsc (Gerd Hoffman)
    - fix cygwin on Windows x64
  - enable nested paging again
* Mon May 25 2009
  - make SLES9 kernel work with -kernel (#458258)
  - add patches to get Xen running as guest



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