starnix is a runner that allows for running unmodified Linux binaries on Fuchsia.

Linux binaries are not run inside a virtual machine. Instead, starnix creates a compatible runtime environment by implementing the Linux UAPI.

Check out RFC-0082 to learn more about the motivation and design of starnix.

Using starnix

The main entry point to starnix is the ffx starnix tool.

Check out the README for instructions to run Linux binaries, tests, or an interactive Android shell.


Patches that improve Linux compatibility are welcome. If you want to report a bug or file a feature request, create an issue in the Starnix component in Issue Tracker.