Simple qemu and Linux kernel sanity checker

qemu-sanity-check is a short shell script that test-boots a Linux kernel under qemu, making sure it boots up to userspace. The idea is to test the Linux kernel and/or qemu to make sure they are working.

Please read the qemu-sanity-check(1) man page, but basic usage is very simple. You probably want to use one of the following commands:

Test qemu on path against most recent installed Linux kernel in /boot:


Test a given qemu binary with a given Linux kernel (you can omit either option):

qemu-sanity-check --qemu=/path/to/qemu --kernel=/path/to/vmlinuz


Source and binaries are available here.

Source code repository

Source code is now in git.

git clone git://

rjones AT redhat DOT com

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