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KernelTrap: The State Of User-Mode Linux In the 2.6 Kernel

Jun 28, 2004, 22:45 (6 Talkback[s])


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"User-Mode Linux was merged into the 2.5 Linux development kernel back in September of 2002. Since that time, Jeff Dike has continued to provide patches to keep the project up to date, but the code within the stable 2.6 kernel has gotten stale and no longer even properly compiles. A request was sent to the lkml asking 2.6 maintainer Andrew Morton what would be required to get the latest patch merged into his -mm tree. Andrew explained:

"'I have no problem plopping it into -mm, as long as it doesn't cause me too much pain. It did cause patch management pain last time, but probably whatever is was interacting with has now been merged up so it'll be OK...'"

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