Does anyone have experience about linux kernel dev and test in QEMU?

Roman Storozhenko romeusmeister at
Tue May 23 04:23:17 EDT 2017

On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 12:29:09AM +0000, Douglas Su wrote:
> I used to develop and test kernel driver in virtual box with full Linux Debian installed. It works but not efficient due to that I have to install a full functional Linux distribution.
> Previously, in this mail list, I noted some friends said that to accelerate the development process by using QEMU, a lightweight and fast VM than QEMU. After some searching works, however, I barely find any reading material or tutorial about the details of using QEMU in kernel development, especially the driver development.
> Can anyone give a clue?

Hello, Douglas.

There is a great video about the topic on youtube: Kernel Recipes 2015 - Speed up
your kernel development cycle with QEMU - Stefan Hajnoczi
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