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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Kernel Panic from overheating?

I believe my CPU is overheating which is causing a kernel panic and the machine reboots. It is an Intel 3612QE. I have changed the cpufrequtils scaling_governor to ondemand, conservative, and also ...
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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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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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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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Making hardware profiles for Linux installation

So, I've got a ArchLinux installation on /dev/sda11, and I've imported it into VirtualBox using raw host partitions. Right now, I can boot it both directly and through VirtualBox. The problem is the ...
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Ubuntu Natty: 32-bit userland, 64-bit kernel?

I'm trying to manually install a 64-bit kernel for 32-bit Ubuntu. I have my reasons for doing so, but they're too complicated to explain here. Prior to Natty, this worked fine. Now, on Natty, I get ...
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How to change hdd read error timeout?

I'm recovering data from an hdd using ddrescue. With "retry" disabled, it takes roughly 30 seconds for every unreadable sector. The hdd has tens of thousands of bad sectors and the process is taking ...
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Is BIOS/UEFI used after OS startup?

I know that BIOS/UEFI is used during computer startup to boot the system and check HW and that it provides abstraction over hardware Does this mean, that the OS kernel calls BIOS/UEFI layer when the ...
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Computer froze with black screen when viewing (not editing) video card's memory in Cheat Engine

I was looking at my computer's physical memory in Cheat Engine (a memory editor/debugger application) and I decided to look at the addresses that Device Manager says are used by my video card. When I ...
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Y-E DATA FlashBuster-U is not working with Ubuntu kernel

I'm using the latest Ubuntu kernel. And I can't use it at all I just get these buffer IO errors - usb 3-3: new full-speed USB device number 3 using ohci-pci usb 3-3: New USB device found, ...
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How to keep Linux kernel responsive while having high memory usage?

Sometimes I have a lot of programs running and despite of 16GB 8GB of memory my ubuntu linux 14.04 LTS turns out to be not responsive at all. I won't be able to get a TTY to kill some processes to ...
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linux-headers and images in ubuntu after installing vmware-tools

a noob question. Can I run dist-upgrade for linux-headers and images in ubuntu after installing vmware-tools? I ask this because i think vmware-tools also install something like a header and image ...
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Thinkpad Yoga “Disk I/O Error” (Linux)

My machine is sporadically remounting the SDD readonly due to a "Disk I/O Error". This seems only to happen when I connect to the laptop to a power source or after resuming from suspend. The SSD ...
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PCI configuration method error (Linux Kernel)

(I'm not sure if here is the best place for that question, so I will be pleased if anyone suggests me a more proper forum for that.) I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 in a netbook (from an usb), ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to approach searching for sources of interface unresponsiveness

On Debian Linux: On a relatively powerful machine I ran an update and both the kernel and the window manager got updated to newer version. At that point the machine become noticeably less responsive: ...
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linux + squashfs-tools for red-hat 5.3

I want to install the squashfs-tools-4.0-5.el6.i686.rpm But I have the following dependencies ( after RPM installation ) please advice what the additional packages that I need to install on my linux ...
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Linux kernel 3.9 new storage features howto?

Linux kernel 3.9 has been released, which brings new features for storage cache devices (dm-cache), as well as BTRFS RAID 5/6. These features are undoubtedly sexy, but are all but completely ...
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-kernel option like in QEMU for BOCHS

I am working on creating my own kernel using C/Asm. I have always used QEMU as my emulator mainly because I can specify -kernel and it boots the kernel directly without a boot loader. I wish to switch ...
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How to find whether setcap is supported in Linux

I have a libpcap based application. Now, to allow non-root users to use my app, during installation , i use setcap setcap cap_net_raw=ep /bin/myapp But, in case the Linux Distro on which i install ...
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USB Mass storage driver as CDROM in Windows & MAC

I am in the process of enumerating a Hybrid ISO image which will show up as CDROM in Windows & MAC and encountered with the following problem. Hybrid ISO image is created with the following ...
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SELinux issues when adding rules

On my laptop I use Fedora 17 distro for the first time and I'm having some issues adding rules to semodule An example: # grep httpd /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol # semodule -i ...
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Ubuntu alternate install CD kernel modules

I'm using Ubuntu alternate install CD to customize the installation process. I have a hardware that uses Realtak 8188CE chipset for wireless network. If I boot into a LiveCD environment I can connect ...
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Syslogd kernel:code:

While running some experimental Java code which interacts with a MySQL server, I received these messages and then the server crashed: Message from syslogd@localhost at Jun 20 20:04:12 ... ...
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ARM Linux kernel debugging on AT91SAM9261

I have ported Linux to AT91SAM9261 board, I have compiled my own Bootstrap, Uboot, Kernel and filesystem. Now I want to debug my Linux kernel 2.6.30 using KGDB and GDB. I have host with Ubuntu ...
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Packet drop measured by ethtool, tcpdump and ifconfig

I have a question regarding packet drops. I am running a test to determine when packet drops occur. I'm using a Spirent TestCenter through a switch (necessary to aggregate Ethernet traffic from 5 ...
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Alcatel 918D kernel (Frame buffer console) compilation error

Hi i've been trying to compile the Alcatel 918D kernel with the framebuffer console driver, but I get this error. Can anyone help, Originally the procedure I followed was for a Samsung mobile which ...
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Is system call the only way that a user program can intentionally affect the state of a Linux kernel?

I think there are several ways that a user program can intentionally affect the state of a Linux kernel. By invoking a system call; By invoking mmap() and writing the memory that has been mapped to ...
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CentOS two sets of kernel packages

On my CentOS 6.2 system the rpm -qa command shows two sets of kernel packages and sources: kernel-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-220.7.1.el6.x86_64 kernel-devel-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 ...
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Telit modems on newer linux kernels are not recognised

I've Telit HE910 and HE910-v2 modems. After switching from 3.13-rc4 (sunxi branch) to mainline 3.17.2 I've got problems with 910. Before modem was set up properly: Jan 1 03:22:11 localhost kernel: ...
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Is there anyway to get driver commands from a windows driver .sys

Is there anyway to Sniff out driver commands for a (.sys)system file driver?
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IPV6 address removed from interfaces while I make that interface down but IPV4 address still there

Firstly I assigned IPV4 and IPv6 addresses in an interface in Linux..then I brought the interface DOWN and then again UP that interface.. The problem is that then the IPV6 addresses are removed but ...
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Linux - Encrypt folder (no kernel modules allowed)

I'm trying to encrypt a folder on the fly on Debian Wheezy or create an encrypted container. The problem is: My VPS provider doesn't allow kernel modules. So far I tried EncFS, eCryptFS, dm-crypt and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs at “[2.688088] Switched to clocksource tsc” (Intel Pentium 4)

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a Pentium 4 machine but booting the System hangs at: [2.688088] Switched to clocksource tsc I've tried all the Grub kernel bootoptions listed in this post: Linux ...
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kernel compilation fails at elf binary file on Mac 10.9

I am trying to compile rock chip kernel using "make -j4 kernel.img" and I get the following errors. SYSMAP System.map SYSMAP .tmp_System.map OBJCOPY arch/arm/boot/Image Kernel: ...
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What is the relationship between /3GB boot flag, PAE kernel, LargeAddressAware PE flag and 36Bit Memory addressing in Windows 32bit?

After I read that Windows 2003 Enterprise 32bit support more than 4GB, I realize that the rest editions are being crippled even when using PAE kernel (ntkrnlpa.exe / ntkrpamp.exe). So could someone ...
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Possible kernel bug?

I found this in my dmesg: [10877.030980] ------------[ cut here ]------------ [10877.030987] kernel BUG at /build/linux-baBndT/linux-3.2.60/mm/mmap.c:2275! [10877.030993] invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] ...
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loading second vm in first one w/out rebooting by use of kexec

I've two CentOS virtual machines on my win8 host's vmware. I added one of the virtual machines to another by 'add hdd' of settings of VM. The versions of Centos is 6.4 i686. I installed kexec-tool on ...
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Can I install a higher version kernel template in VM/LXC Containers

I am reading up on LXC and related Docker . I have a few basic doubts . Is it possible to install a higher kernel version into a VM Does the same apply to LXC's ? I know I need to know what are ...
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How to apply a kernel patch from lkml?

How do I patch the kernel from a patch from lkml? Specifically this link : https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/5/9/517 I am running debian. I know how to roll a deb package, but I can't figure out how to do ...
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Is ramdisk_size still needed with a .cpio initrd?

I'm creating a rescue system with the following two files: rescue.linux (version 3.2) initrd.cpio The initrd.cpio file can be quite large, larger than the default 4MB of a ramdisk. However, it ...
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kernel configuration: select specific drivers or symbols regardless of dependencies?

Is there a way in "make menuconfig" et al. to start with enabling device drivers that you want included, and have it enable the necessary (dependent) generic options and APIs automatically? As it is, ...
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Fedora: Get a list of installed kernels by Date

I want to get a list of installed kernels in decreasing order on the date which they were installed. Any idea on how to do this? I am on Fedora 20
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make-kpkg: how to get the correct links in /lib/modules/$version/{source,build}

I'm using make-kpkg to build custom kernel packages (linux-image-.deb and linux-headers-.deb) that I then deploy to my other Linux rigs. The linux-image package created that way creates source and ...
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Updating kernel on a Chromebook to prep for Chrubuntu

Pretty simple question: I have read that by setting my Chromebook to the dev channel, it will install a later kernel. Currently it's 3.4.0, and it'd install 3.8.0 (64-bit, no less). However, after ...
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Testing Linux Kernel in QEMU gives black screen after brief text

I'm trying to run a linux kernel (version 3.14) I custom built using make menuconfig. I am trying to test it in QEMU and this is the command I am trying to run: qemu-system-x86_64 -kernel ...