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User-mode Linux port 0.2-2.3.31 released

Dec 20, 1999, 21:13 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Linux Today reader Jeff Dike writes: ]

"Version 0.2-2.3.31 of the user-mode port is available.

The user-mode Linux kernel is a port of the Linux kernel to its own system call interface. It runs in a set of processes, resulting in a user-mode virtual machine. It is a nearly fully-functional 2.3.31 kernel, lacking only preemption and kernel modules.

Its hardware support includes block devices, a console, virtual consoles, a serial line, and a network device.

People who should try it out include:

  • developers who want to do kernel development and debugging in user space with gdb, gprof, gcov, etc
  • anyone who wants to safely try out the latest kernel
  • anyone who wants to try out new distributions
  • the terminally curious who want to poke around inside a running system

The user-mode linux home page is"