Linux Kernel Development Using QEMU

This article gives an overview of how to setup a Linux kernel development environment that leverages QEMU. Why should you bother with this setup? Here are the highlights: Make changes to core kernel code or modules without the risk of loading buggy kernel code onto real hardware. Up the speed of the edit, build, run cycle while developing kernel code. The ability to test code across different architectures (for example, aarch64, x86_64, etc....

February 20, 2024 · 8 min · Ivan Eduardo Guerra