This repository uses rump kernels to provide
the Rumprun unikernel.
Rumprun works on not only on hypervisors such as KVM and Xen, but also on
bare metal. Rumprun can be used with or without a POSIX'y interface.
The former allows existing, unmodified POSIX applications to run
out-of-the-box, while the latter allows building highly customized
solutions with minimal footprints.
See the wiki for more
information and instructions.
Some of our tools will throw a warning about them
being experimental. It does not mean that they
are not expected to produce a working result. The wiki
You will find software packages for rumprun from the
The hardware (
hw'') platform is meant for embedded systems
and the cloud. It works on raw hardware, but also supports
virtio drivers and KVM. For a demonstration, see this youtube
video where the hw platform
is booted on a laptop and plays audio using the PCI hdaudio drivers.
The supported CPU architectures are x86_32, x86_64 and ARM.
The Xen platform is optimized for running on top of the Xen hypervisor
as a paravirtualized guest, and provides support for virtualization
functions not available on the _hw_ platform. The Xen platform will
work both against the
xl tools and the Amazon EC2 cloud.
The supported CPU architectures are x86_32 and x86_64.