The main component of most operating systems, the kernel manages most of a computer's communication between hardware and software. Typically, the kernel is the lowest level of abstraction a programmer can have to a resource.

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what do i do after editing a *.c file in the linux kernel

I have been having sound issues with the VT1802 AKA VT2002 I have copied over a possible fix into the file patch_via.c in dir /var/lib/dkms/oem-audio-hda-daily/0.201405052014~ubuntu13.10.1/build/ ...
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Windows equivalent of alt + sysrq + REISUB/REISUO

Is there a (kernel-level) Windows equivalent to the Linux Magic SysRq key combination REISUO/REISUB? i.e. Redirect keyboard to console Send a quit signal (non-forceful kill) Send a SIGKILL ...
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Mount Error (mount: page allocation failure. order:5, mode:0x40d0)

I am trying to mount mtd block on temporary file system(part of RAM). Some times mount command fails and below error comes in dmesg logs. Command: mount -t jffs2 /dev/mtdblock7 /temp/configuration/ ...
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How to tell which devices have been denied in a device cgroup?

In Linux Control Groups (cgroup), one can use the device subsystem to allow or deny access to device files. By default, all devices are allowed in the top-level cgroup. If I deny a certain device, by ...
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Gentoo virtualbox X support

So i wanted to play around in gentoo to level up my linux knowledge. I've installed it on virtualbox, but i didn't add a few USE flags, and during core compilation i didn't select a few necessary ...
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Output of usbmon ( length field )?

In http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/usb/usbmon.txt#163 it is written that before status tag ,there is data length field ,in my output for usbmon http://pastebin.com/b6U7Je7h please ...
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How to use usbmon for knowing amount of data transferred from usb (pendrive )?

Please someone explain me in simple terms how to use usbmon to track the amount of data transferred from pendrive ?
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Debugging linux kernel, SIGKILL

Trying to debug linux kernel (vmlinux) with gdb during my education, but after I run kernel I just got "program terminated with SIGKILL": gdb vmlinux-3.11.0-12-generic ...GDB header... Reading ...
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Why is the System process using 40-60% of CPU power all the time?

TL;DR: ACPI.sys is constantly using lots of CPU power. Virus and malware scans all come back clean Drivers are up to date (GPU, Chipset, USB devices) Possibly important info: This install of ...
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How to add code into the linux kernel?

I am studying how to analyse and evaluate the TCP/IP protocol stack of Linux. My goal is to study the performance of the tcp/ip protocol stack as a whole, to study the time cost of each layer and ...
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Downgrade fedora 20 kernel

I want to downgrade fedora's 20 kernel (3.11) to version 2.6 because I have a package that only supports that kernel. I have looked everywhere for 2.6 kernel for fedora 20, but with no luck. If I try ...
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Custom kernel 2.6.18 compile in centos ends on fail

I'm compiling from RPM source. The same compile worked in the past but not this time. May be you can help me to solve this issue? make[2]: Leaving directory ...
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Remove i486 kernel (retain i686 kernel) after install

I'm repurposing an older 32-bit machine. After a Debian install, I have the following GRUb entries: Linux 3.2.0-4-486 Linux 3.2.0-4-686 I don't need the i486 kernel. I have been deleting the i486 ...
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Debugging not-loading Windows XP x64

The question is related to this one: Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen. So I want to debug WinLogon.exe through Windows Kernel-Debugger remotely using an 1394 (Fire Wire) port on the system asked ...
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Copy from Debian to mounted CIFS share hangs

I have a backup script run by a cron job on my Debian server. It creates a .tar.gz file from /home and copies it to a mounted CIFS share onto a Windows XP machine. It has been running without a ...
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Linux Mint won't poweroff, only reboots

I have a very strange problem with my Linux Mint. I'm using it on a lap HP455 and actually everything works fine except that when I have try to shut it down Linux will only reboot indefenitely. I've ...
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Apply binary patch to linux kernel image

I have a kernel image. The sources are somewhat lost and I dont want to migrate to a recent version (embeded software, custom (patched) linux kernel 2.4.24). I want to make a simple operation: ...
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Need To uncompress the initramfs file

I am new to this Linux Kernel and I am trying to boot a board from the usb and I was sucessfull Now My problem is the usb has two files a) initramfs.cpio.xz b) linux.img Now what I need to do ...
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Syslogd: hardware error

The machine has been sending these messages to the terminal, paired with beeps from the speaker on the motherboard. These messages appear every 5 minutes, sometimes naming CPU2, sometimes CPU3. ...
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Not enough host controller resources for new device state

I have a debian mint based system where I plug in 16 usb devices. The Kernal is: 3.11.0-12-generic After about 10 or so devices I start to experience problems with connecting new ones. There error ...
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OS X MCP_ELPG_VCORE_STS_SATA_POWERED_UP never reached! error

I'm using a macbook air and it keeps shutting itself down in the middle of usage and brings the following error Anonymous UUID: 3B35044A-64F2-3EA5-3C7B-5C908E62F2F6 Mon Mar 17 23:52:31 2014 ...
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Killing wininit.exe shuts down Windows

When I kill wininit.exe, Windows 7 suddenly shuts down. Can someone explain this using Windows mechanics? I feel like this might because the process provides something important, or this might be a ...
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How to git clone specific linux kernel build

I know I can git clone the linux kernel using the following: git clone \ git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git \ linux-2.6 But I'm wondering how to clone a specific ...
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In sysctl.conf settings, what is the difference between 'all' & 'default'?

In context of sysctl.conf settings, what is the difference between (all vs. default) like net.ipv4.conf.all.accept_source_route & net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_source_route in sysctl settings ? ...
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Linux: Keypresses missed when typed, possibly IRQ issues?

I have a strange behavior on a Raspberry Pi, running a buildroot'ed Linux kernel 3.13.5. When the system comes under a little load (eg. mpd is running in the background happily playing out some ...
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How to setup mainline kernel

I need to set up mainline kernel on my ubuntu machine. I went to the kernel.org and downloaded the the zip file and unzipped it. Now, I have the copy on my local machine. But how to keep it updated, ...
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What does the below sentence mean? [closed]

Windows CE is a distinct operating system and kernel, rather than a trimmed-down version of desktop Windows. — Wikipedia's Windows CE entry. The cited source for that sentence in Wikipedia is a ...
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My windows 7 keeps randomly freezing when I'm doing a variety of activitiess

The screen stays the same but goes unresponsive, and I get a loud ringing robotic sound through my headset. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Date: ...
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How is system call executed [closed]

From the point of view of application programmer the system call is just invocation of a procedure from wrapper library. As I don't have good knowledge of assembly I was wondering how it is done on ...
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Ubuntu kernel upgrade after graphic card driver update

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with an ATI Radeon 5450 graphic card. I use 2 monitors, and I had to update the video driver because the default one doesn't remember its settings after reboot. I have found out ...
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Linux benchmark SSD vs HDD

I wonder if there is any performance difference when using SSD as the main Hard drive rather than mounting it to be used by different applications on the server. For example using a command line ...
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how to resolve kernel_security_check_failure

I am trying to re-install my Nokia-E5 software by Nokia suite ,I have windows-8.1 OS on my laptop , I am getting this error kernel_security_check_failure . And my laptop restarts. I have no idea how ...
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On telnet session file edit not happening using vi editor

I used rlwrap because with telnet session arrow keys were not working, after starting telnet session with rlwrap am not able to edit the file in using vi editor. Whether its problem with rlwrap.If i ...
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What is the rationale behind the default values for adjtimex --adjust?

The adjtimex utility has an --adjust mode that can be used to compare the system clock with the CMOS clock, calculate suggested values for the tick and frequency offset kernel time variables, and ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD Linux after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...
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Why Centos still not using Latest kernel

As i have seen many changes and improvement in kernel 3.xx The improvement i like is dmcache which introduced in kernel 3.9 I have 3 server with centos installed on all machine Centos is still ...
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Can a kernel that supports multi-core reduce cpu overhead, reduce cpu overheat

I found only a single core as identified by kernel from /proc/cpuinfo. Therefore I am installing a 686 pae kernel to identify all cores and get multi-core functionality. I read about how a process ...
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Ubuntu: change kernel order

How can I change the boot kernel order in Ubuntu server 13.10? grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10: How to downgrade kernel

Ubuntu Server 13.10 appears to be very unstable, I got random crashes of the system with no apparent reason and nothing is showing in syslog. This is screenshot from the console when the crash ...
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Allow non-root process to bind to port 80 and 443?

Is it possible to tune a kernel parameter to allow a userland program to bind to port 80 and 443? The reason I ask is I think its foolish to allow a privileged process to open a socket and listen. ...
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Strip Linux for a fixed-hardware system [duplicate]

Apologies if this is not the appropriate place to post! I am designing a minimal Linux system to test on an industrial PC. The ultimate goal is security. The hardware of the PC is known and will not ...
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Compile the kernel to increase the command line max length

Following up on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14176089/system-command-line-max-length-in-perl, which say the max length for exec/command line arguments is controlled by ARG_MAX. So I want to ...
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What does this mean: considerRebuildOfPrelinkedKernel prebuild rebuild has expired

A line I accidentally spotted in system.log on MacOS X 10.9.1 when I connected an external USB webcam for the first time ever.... Subsequent connects to the usb port did not produce this message ...
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Is it common to get error while kernel compilation?

I was just wondering if its normal getting error while compiling kernel with ubuntu 12.04. (i've already done 2.6.37.3 after solving few errors) Is there any kernel version which will be compiled ...
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Which files are cached by linux?

I understand that linux uses unused RAM to keep some files cached. But I wonder, which files it actually caches! If you take a look at free : Gesamt Belegt Frei Gemeinsam Puffer Cached Speicher: ...
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Linux: Random kernel oops in mmap functions

For the last month or so I've been getting seemingly random kernel oopses. I've started to notice a pattern: from looking at the traces, the call trace always involves mmap functions. Whenever one of ...
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What does `apt-get install linux-headers-generic` do

Looking for explanation on apt-get install linux-headers-generic. What does installing linux-headers for a kernel do ? The significance of that command at the time of kernel installation and after a ...
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How to add a new kernel entry in grub2? [duplicate]

Please anybody help me! I am building kernel from source code downloaded from http://kernel.org. I successfully built it and installed modules. Now i want that my kernel option should come at the ...
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Why will dmesg have message from user space?

you can use dmesg -u to see log from userspace. In my case, I have log from systemd and lvm. Why is this happening, why userspace program can print to kernel buffer ring?
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Dmesg boot dumps, udev and boot time

The following is my dmesg dump. [ 1.452016] udevd[121]: starting version 175 [ 1.522976] thermal LNXTHERM:00: registered as thermal_zone0 [ 1.522989] ACPI: Thermal Zone [THM] (76 C) [ ...