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User Mode Linux by Dike Jeff

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Chapter 13. The Future of UML

Currently, a UML instance is a standard virtual machine, hard to distinguish from a Linux instance provided by any of the other virtualization technologies available. UML will continue to be a standard virtual machine, with a number of performance improvements. Some of these have been discussed in earlier chapters, so I’m not going to cover them here. Rather, I will talk about how UML is also going to change out of recognition. Being a real port of the Linux kernel that runs as a completely normal process gives UML capabilities not possessed by any other virtualization technology that provides virtual machines that aren’t standard Linux processes.

We discussed part of this topic in Chapter 6, when we talked about ...

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