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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Copy On Write will stop working with Docker?

I have been using Docker with great pleasure, but there is a question that concerns me and for what I have found not explanations on the Web. In a "normal" GNU-Linux server, executing different ...
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I need to calculate time of booting RPI using Watchdog? Can any one help me please

The boot sequence of the Raspberry Pi is basically this: Stage 1 boot is in the on-chip ROM. Loads Stage 2 in the L2 cache Stage 2 is bootcode.bin. Enables SDRAM and loads Stage 3 Stage 3 is ...
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OSX 10.9.5 running very slow

I have Macbook Air having Memory 4 Gb and Intel i5 Processor, it is running very slow as no application is opening and if it opens it freezes and its very hard to work over it , I check the Activity ...
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How are memory read, write, execute permissions enforced in the Linux kernel?

How is a system able to restrict processes from being able to write to regions of memory set read-only? In particular, how is the Linux kernel able to enforce these permissions, assuming that the ...
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Console outputs kernel error AudioSysctl

Since Yosemite my console app logs this twice a second: kernel: AudioSysctl: (0) It's insane. Since I can't find anything about it in the internet, how would I try to get to the bottom of this (and ...
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Monitor /sys partition for changes

inotify doesnt work on /sys and /proc file systems. So how can I monitor a /sys partition file without polling?
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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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Kernel data types u8, u16, u32, u64 not resolved

I am trying to compile some files related to wireless subsystem (mac80211) which use datatypes u8, u16, u32, u64. These are not resolved. The header file being referred to is linux/types.h which is ...
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What do these error messages mean and how to fix it?

============================================================== actually I figured out this is an issue of intel video driver:http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0902.3/01703.html ...
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Stuck on GRUB command prompt after regular kernel update

I am running Debian Wheezy. Update Manager suggest to install kernel update. After update, I reboot system but instead of listing all the kernels (bootloader), it gave me a GRUB command prompt: ...
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Mac hangs indefinitely at shutdown

When I reboot my mac running Yosemite, all the applications will quit, the desktop icons disappear, but then the computer hangs indefinitely. The desktop background and dock are still visible and the ...
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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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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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Is it possible to run 64bit kernel on 32bit Linux Mint with NVIDIA drivers?

I have found several forum posts and SE questions (example) where this seems possible, but my attempt has failed. I've tried the following: sudo dpkg --add-architecture amd64 sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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High CPU - NT Kernel & System, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

I have 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro, Lenovo X220. All updates are installed (both Windows and from Lenovo Solution Center). Every time my computer starts, one of the processes uses 25% of CPU (until ...
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Android ADB Shell sendevent Not Working

I want to simulate pressing the power button on a rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P5100 running Android 4.0.4 using the ADB shell. To do this I changed the relevant permissions using: adb shell su ...
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Of how mutch importance is it to distinguish between subsystem and subsystem/kernel pair

There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels It is possible to have a kernel with different subsystems and a subsystem running on different kernels. Some real life examples ...
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How to stop jbd2 to release a device

In an AWS EC2 instance, we have multiple EBS volumes. When I try to detach any of them, the umount command works, but the device can't be detached. # grep -c xvdj /proc/mounts 0 However, lsof ...
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how to fix kernel_task process cpu overflow on Macbook Pro 15inch late 2012

I have a Macbook Pro 15 inch Quadcore 2.6GHZ 1TB SSD, 16GB Ram and Nivida GPU. Lately it crawls to a halt so often because the kernel_task process will eat up to 500% of CPU, even when I'm just on ...
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Kernel parameter to set framebuffer resolution

What is the parameter to set framebuffer resolution (1920x1080)? With a nouveau driver I didn't have problem with it - now I'm using nvidia (non-free)
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USB drive not getting recognized as scsi device in custom linux kernel

I am facing a slow write speed problem with a USB drive in my custom linux kernel. I suspected to be a hardware problem but with the same hardware and Opensuse 12.1 OS, write speed of my USB drive is ...
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Why does my computer freeze randomly and also power button not respond? [duplicate]

My computer has this serious problem, I turn on the computer and after a random time lapse, it freeze and also the powerbutton not respond, the only thing that works is the reset button (the one that ...
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How do I run a patched linux kernel on Arch, using LVM on LUKS

I'm running LVM on LUKS on a Dell XPS 13 (2015 version). I'd like to run the patched linux-xps13-alt kernel which fixes some issues with this system. I have built & installed the linux-xps13-alt ...
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Fedora 21 Sound stopped working when installing the 4.0.4 kernel

Today I did a yum update as part of my attempts to get my qemu-kvm vm up and running. It appears to have had a side effect I didn't anticipate. Other than qemu itself, the only other thing that ...
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What extras do I need to maximise battery life on a Linux laptop? (And how to stay current) [closed]

Now, I know that this question has probably been asked 1000 times - but as far as I can tell, the answer seems to change a lot over time. While researching, I came across powertop, pm-utils, tlp, ...
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Embed initramfs into existing kernel

Is it possible to embed an initramfs image into existing kernel without recompiling the whole thing? I don't have resources to do that.
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Rollback Kernel Ubuntu 14.04.2

I have looked at many answers on here but no matter what it doesn't seem to work. Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2, trying to install an older kernel. I only have SSH access no GUI etc. What i have ...
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Alternative of arch_fast_hash in Linux kernel v3.19 and above

To find the hash value of a given buffer, I used arch_fast_hash function present in Linux kernel v3.16 declared in include/linux/hash.h and defined in linux/lib/hash.c. But in Linux kernel v3.19, ...
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Who's crashing my kernel?

Symptoms Suddenly, a message saying "A problem in the kernel package has been detected" started appearing after I login upon boot. A new message is shown every second, incessantly (translation ...
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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 download and install outdated linux-headers

I just watched the issue concerning how to add additional driver (module) into pre-compiled kernel; I tried to install the linux-headers but in the current repository I could find that all the ...
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How to connect HDMI camera to Linux?

In fedora or centos linux is it possible to connect HDMI camera to HDMI capture device ( http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ ). And get the video for playback from Linux? Or still ...
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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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Linux distro with just busybox and bash?

I just want a linux distro that boots fast, has a bash terminal (no gui) and busybox. Is there any such distro or is it hard to compile a kernel and just make one myself?
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How to change the Delayed Acknowledgement timer? (14.04)

I am trying to set different values for the timer of the Delayed Acknowledgement and see the different behaviors at packet level. I expected this to be a kernel level option but I can't locate ...
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Mac kernel panic, how to solve this?

I got the following kernel dump my Mac Mini after hibernation. This issue has been a certain event after Mac going into hibernation for a period of time. Then I tried to reinstall Yosemite on my Mac ...
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crypto kernel module not avialable on linux 3.18.11 on Raspberry Pi 2

I'm trying to use dm-crypt on my Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian (debian) to open a trueCrypt volume, but i get Required kernel crypto interface not available. Ensure you have algif_skcipher kernel ...
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How do I apply a patch to my Linux kernel?

I am trying to compile the iscsi-target software SCST. It wants me to apply a patch to my Linux kernel in order to allow for certain performance gains. The problem is I still new to Linux development. ...
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Debian wheezy frequent random crash

I have a fresh install of the debian testing distro with gnome-shell 3.4 and it crashes daily. By crash I mean, the sound keeps repeating itself, keyboard and mouse is unresponsive, and my only ...
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How to diagnose ballooning OS X kernel_task and wired memory usage?

I have a very strange issue, which I'm having a hard time diagnosing as to the root cause. I have a Mac Pro (2008, 8-core 2.8 GHz, 8800GT) with 14 GB of RAM (recently upgraded because of this ...
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Compiling Linux kernel to boot from a 1.44MB floppy disk [closed]

I want to compile the linux kernel (for use in a floppy linux minimalistic linux distro, which I am trying to make), but how am I going to do this in order to be fitted on a 1,44 floppy disk? I have ...
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OS X Yosemite coreaudiod, identityservicesd and com.apple.geod not responding

Has anyone on here found a comprehensive solution to the problem where coreaudiod is constantly not responding? I also have identityservicesd and com.apple.geod not responding, all the time: every ...
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How to make ^T work for the status char under Linux?

I’ve grown really accustomed to the BSD status char, ^T, since I first started using it back at university during the 80s. It didn’t originate with BSD, but came from even older operating systems. It ...
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Is it possible to compile a Darwin Distro from source, like you can a build a Linux Distro?

I have read through and undertaken Linux From Scratch (and BLFS) and I was wondering, can I follow this guide to create a Darwin Distro by substituting the xnu kernel? Would the process be vastly ...
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The system time has changed kernel-general, off by one day

Random events showing in event log. The system time changes to tomorrow, and then corrects about 10-15 seconds later. Causing all sorts of temproary havoc w/ VPN, Outlook, etc. Any thoughts?
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How to install perf for my custom build kernel (4.0.0). Updated from 3.2.66

I tried building it from source and installing it. Well, it works fine but gives many warnings. What i could be missing.? I checked if these shared libraries exits and yeah they all exist in ...
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Perf samples too long, lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample rate to

My machine freezes from time to time and I can get it working back by pressing the space key. I have this problem since two weeks now, but it was just once per day max. Now it's starting to be many ...
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Windows 8.1 64bit Kernel-Power 137 Error

I'm at the moment encountering a problem with my windows 8.1 64bit Version. Some days ago I realised that it takes longer than usual to start the computer or wake it up, in fact, the computer seems ...
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Kernel Panic when trying to boot Linux Mint 17.1

Ok, I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon Edition, 32 Bit) alongside Windows 8.1, and when I select linux mint, It goes to the shell boot and the caps lock light flashes, indicating Kernel Panic. ...
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Kernel Thread that won't exit, Load Average +1

So I have a new server that is up and running with Centos 6, and the load average is stuck hovering around 1, even when the machine is nearly idle. I reviewed the process table and found this ...