Lguest is a Linux kernel x86 virtualization hypervisor introduced in kernel version 2.6.23 (released 9 October 2007) and removed in kernel version 4.14 (November 2017).[1] The hypervisor is an operating-system-level virtualization system capable of running unmodified 32-bit x86 Linux kernels as guest machines. Installation is as easy as running modprobe lg followed by tools/lguest/lguest to create a new guest.[2]

Original author(s)Rusty Russell
Operating systemLinux
PlatformLinux kernel
LicenseGNU General Public License

Lguest can still be installed on kernel 4.14 and later through out-of-tree patches.

Lguest was maintained by Rusty Russell.[3]

See also


  1. Corbet, Jonathan (8 September 2017). "The first half of the 4.14 merge window". LWN.net.
  2. Russell, Rusty (26 July 2007). "drivers/lguest/README".
  3. Rusty Russell (15 October 2017). "Closing the curtain on lguest (and this mailing list!)".
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