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Linux Journal: User-Mode Linux: A Book Excerpt

Dec 08, 2005, 10:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Best)

"One of the largest efforts involved with software engineering is testing the software to make sure that it works as designed. Testing can require several different types of system configurations and could require multiple instances of Linux. One way to create this type of environment is to use a virtual machine.

"User-Mode Linux (UML) is a fully functional Linux kernel. It runs its own scheduler and virtual memory (VM) system, relying on the host kernel for hardware support..."

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