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Subject: Kernel-based Virtual Machine, Linux kernel, Evdev, Kernel same-page merging, Debugfs
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Original author(s) Rusty Russell
Operating system Linux
Platform Linux kernel
License GNU General Public License
Website .org.ozlabslguest

Lguest is a Linux kernel x86 virtualization hypervisor, introduced in kernel version 2.6.23 (released 9 October 2007). It is a operating system-level virtualization solution, that enhances the Linux kernel with lguest support. Installation is as easy as running modprobe lg and then run tools/lguest/lguest to create a new guest.[1] Lguest is a developing kernel module that in about 5000 lines offers a virtual Linux machine.

Lguest is maintained by Rusty Russell.

See also


  1. ^ README from the kernel source tree.

External links

  • Lguest Home Page
  • Lguest Mailing List
  • Article on Lguest
  • LWN.Net Article "An introduction to lguest"
  • Lguest in Debian, for fun and learning
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