The Linaro Toolchain Working Group is pleased to announce the release of Linaro QEMU 2011.09.

Linaro QEMU 2011.09 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:

  • linux-user mode now supports the 64 bit cmpxchg kernel helpers (only needed for applications compiled for Armv6 or lower)
  • PL111 display controller now supported; this fixes a problem where BGR was interpreted as RGB on recent versatilepb kernels

Plus a few other minor bug fixes and the usual round of upstream fixes and improvements.

Known issues:

  • The beagle and beaglexm models still do not support USB networking; we intend to fix this for the 2011.10 release
  • There may be some problems with running multithreaded programs in linux-user mode (LP:823902)

The source tarball is available at: https://launchpad.net/qemu-linaro/+milestone/2011.09

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: https://launchpad.net/~linaro-maintainers/+archive/tools/

More information on Linaro QEMU is available at: https://launchpad.net/qemu-linaro