The VMKit project is retired

You can still play with the last VMKit release, but the project is not more maintained. Moreover, the information on these pages may be out of date.

If you are interested in restarting the project, please contact GaŽl Thomas

Getting Started: Building and Running VMKit

This page gives you the shortest path to checking out vmkit and demos a few options. This should get you up and running with the minimum of muss and fuss. If you like what you see, please consider getting involved with the vmkit community.

Building vmkit / working with the code

If you would like to check out and build the project, the current scheme is:

  1. Download LLVM 3.3 and Clang 3.3 source code.

  2. Note: To compile LLVM and VMKit with RTTI enabled, one can pass the parameter REQUIRES_RTTI=1 to llvm make. Passing this argument removes the flag -fno-rtti from the compiler options. Ex: $ make REQUIRES_RTTI=1

  3. Download, compile and install Openjdk version 6u23
  4. Checkout vmkit:
  5. Configure vmkit:
  6. Build vmkit:
  7. Try it out: (assuming vmkit/Release+Asserts/bin is in your path)