v86d - daemon to run x86 code in an emulated environment

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name v86d
Package version 0.1.10
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 96 B
Download size 11.79 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
v86d provides a backend for kernel drivers that need to execute
x86 BIOS code. The code is executed in a controlled environment
and the results are passed back to the kernel via the netlink
v86d is needed by the uvesafb kernel module.


Package Version Architecture Repository
v86d_0.1.10-1_amd64.deb 0.1.10 amd64 Debian Main
v86d - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.0
libx86-1 >= 0.99-1


Type URL
Binary Package v86d_0.1.10-1_i386.deb
Source Package v86d

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install v86d deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install v86d




2011-04-26 - Evgeni Golov <evgeni@debian.org>
v86d (0.1.10-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
+ Fixes CVE-2011-1070: failure to validate netlink message sender
+ Closes: #619404
* Droping patches imported from upstream:
+ 02_fix-parsing-of-OEM-descriptions.patch
+ 03_map-BIOS-with-PROT_WRITE.patch
* Standards-Version: 3.9.2
* Source Format 1.0.
* Do not include random kernel headers in CFLAGS.
+ Adding 02_dont-include-kernel.patch.
+ Closes: #525415
* Add manual_add_modules uvesafb to the initramfs-hook (thanks Ubuntu!)
2009-04-23 - Evgeni Golov <evgeni@debian.org>
v86d (0.1.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. (Closes: #507325)
* debian/rules:
+ Install misc/initramfs to /u/s/v86d (as requested by Dave Witbrodt).
+ Use dh_clean instead of rm -f in the clean target.
+ Use $(QUILT_STAMPFN) instead of patch, so configure isn't run twice.
+ Add $(CURDIR) to the direct install calls.
* debian/patches:
+ Refresh 01_use-external-libx86.patch as upstream has changed the
Makefile a bit.
+ Add 02_fix-parsing-of-OEM-descriptions.patch and
03_map-BIOS-with-PROT_WRITE.patch from upstream git.
* debian/README.Debian:
+ Note that uvesafb is in Debian's default kernels now.
+ Correctly document initrd usage.
+ uvesafb from recent kernels wants mode_option instead of mode.
* debian/control:
+ Update my e-mail address.
+ Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.1.
2008-07-23 - Evgeni Golov <sargentd@die-welt.net>
v86d ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/control, debian/rules, debian/README.source:
+ Added quilt for patch managing.
* debian/patches/01_use-external-libx86.patch, debian/patches/series:
Added a patch for linking against libx86 (Closes: #489415).
Patch by Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org>, thanks!
* debian/lintian-overrides, debian/rules:
+ Remove lintian override, it was never used and will never be.
* debian/control, debian/initramfs-hook, debian/postinst, debian/postrm,
+ Added initramfs hook, inspired by the Ubuntu patch, thanks!
* debian/control:
+ Removed reference to glibc, it's okay to build v86d against it.
2008-06-26 - Evgeni Golov <sargentd@die-welt.net>
v86d (0.1.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #473176)

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