DeveloperNational ICT Australia
OS familyL4
Initial release2004; 20 years ago (2004)[1]
Latest release2.6.9.1
Marketing targetEmbedded systems
Available inEnglish
Platformsx86, ARM, MIPS
Kernel typeMicrokernel paravirtualised Linux (running on L4Ka::Pistachio and IGUANA)[2]

In computing, Wombat is an operating system, a high-performance virtualised Linux embedded operating system marketed by Open Kernel Labs, a spin-off of National ICT Australia's (now NICTA) Embedded, Real Time, Operating System Program.

Wombat is a de-privileged (paravirtualised) Linux running on an L4 and IGUANA system. It is optimized for embedded systems.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Beta release of Kenge, Iguana and Wombat". Retrieved 2010-03-12.
  2. ^ a b Leslie, Ben; van Schaik, Carl; Heiser, Gernot (April 2005). "Wombat: A portable user-mode Linux for embedded systems". Proceedings of Linux.conf.au (2005). Canberra. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2016-10-21. Retrieved 2016-10-21 – via ts.data61.csiro.au/publications/papers/Leslie_vSH_05.abstract.