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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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 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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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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Kernel task memory is not released in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I was working on a large Illustrator project in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) which takes up 4.5GB+ memory but after I save and quit the application, my kernel task has still 4.8GB in it and not being ...
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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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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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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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What exactly does acpi_backlight=vendor do

I have an issue when booting Linux with a device plugged to USB 3.0. If there is anything plugged (USB stick, keyboard, …), the system hangs on start with blank screen and does not react even on ...
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How to understand and debug USB issues with Linux

I’m having an odd problem with a cheap "reverse USB hub" —not sure what the technical name might be— named a Tek Republic TUS-200 USB Sharing Switch. it has one USB port for devices, and ...
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Restore [non-boot drive] root directory from kernel image

Accidentally overwrote the root directory on a 2nd drive, .. but the subdirectories are still there [i.e. cd to a subdirectory drive is successful]. Problem is, the root directory in the partition is ...
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ethernet port is not detected in freescale MPC8569 board after kernel updrade

I have a freescale MPC8569 embedded board. previously, I put linux version 2.6.32 on it and all interface connected to processor are working properly. Now, I upgraded my linux version to 3.10 and now ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Opensuse 13.2 kernel upgrade to stable version (4.1)

I have opensuse 13.2, and i try to upgrade kernel to last stable version. I adding http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard/ to repository and try to upgrade with sudo ...
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Where to get the kernel source directory Kali Linux

This is a branch off of this question: Installing new driver on Linux, missing the 'Build' directory Since the PC has no internet I can not use apt-get to rebuild the kernel and get the ...
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Test program to configure MPLS datapath in Latest Kernel 4.1.3

Latest Kernel supports MPLS datapath in kernel, However there is no test program, or any guide how to write user space program to configure a MPLS datapath in kernel. I browse the kernel code and ...
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ethtool or mii-tool support for kernel 2.6.24

I have a embedded system that has kernel version 2.6.24. I want to use ethtool or mii-tool in this system. I cross compiled ethtool package for powerpc mpc8250 cpu. when i use ethtool, I get ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...