user-mode port 0.43-2.4.6

From: Jeff Dike (
Date: Fri Jul 06 2001 - 00:51:40 EST

The user-mode port of 2.4.6 is available.

Many bugs have been fixed, including a number of hangs and crashes.

The network helper is more helpful, especially for ethertap.

hostfs now supports device nodes

64-bit IO is now supported by the ubd driver and hostfs

There is now a management console, which is a low-level interface into the
kernel - it allows the machine to be forcibly halted and allows disks to be
added to and removed from a running system, see http://user-mode-linux.sourcefo for the details.

If you're not installing the RPM, you should update the userspace tools from
CVS, especially uml_net (tools/uml_net/) and uml_mconsole (tools/mconsole).

The project's home page is

Downloads are available at


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