This tag is for questions about the internals of the Linux kernel itself - particularly about use or configuration of kernel modules or drivers.

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Linux system boots fine with kernel 3.0.3 but not 3.19.x

I am working on a Linux system that runs fine. I was asked to upgrade the kernel from 3.0.3 (which has booted and continues to boot just fine) to 3.19.1, which I built using the working .config from ...
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Kernel building with CONFIG_LOCALVERSION doesn't work with fakeroot debian/rules binary-generic?

I'm following the instructions in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/BuildYourOwnKernel and I've set CONFIG_LOCALVERSION in the menu to "xhci_mod_test". I then run fakeroot debian/rules and it proceeds ...
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Which devices in /sys/block are HDDs?

I'm interested which devices in /sys/block are real HDD drives: [root@sdp1a block]# pwd /sys/block [root@sdp1a block]# ls dm-0 dm-12 dm-3 dm-7 loop1 loop5 ram1 ram13 ram3 ram7 sdaa sdae ...
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How to change kernel message VT in linux

I feel kinda stupid, since I'm certain I used to know this. But here goes. How can I change which VT kernel messages print to? I use text-mode primarily, typically on vt1. Unfortunately, kernel ...
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Build DAHDI for Beagleboneblack Error

I'm planning to build DAHDI for Beagleboneblack Firstly, I built the kernel for BBB completely by following this tutorial http://elinux.org/Building_BBB_Kernel make ARCH=arm ...
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Thinkpad Edge E545: Failure to load kernel through efi

Now this is an issue I've been battling for a long time ... I am trying to make a proper UEFI dualboot system, the problem is I cannot seem to load gentoo kernel either simply by using EFI stub (also ...
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why an interrupt context should not sleep?

In linux i have studied that an interrupt context should not sleep because it can not wake up again. Why it can not wakeup ? What happened if its go to sleep ? please explain in detail Thanks in ...
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how to enable pci hotplug support in ubuntu 13.04

Kindly help. I have a pci-based wifi adapter which is not getting detected when i plugged it into the laptop. OS: Ubuntu 13.04 Kernel version: 3.8.0-19-generic
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Where are Kernel Headers for Fedora 21?

I'm trying to install VMware on Fedora 21. I've installed the kernel headers: sudo yum install kernel-headers-`uname -r` And I receive the following message: Package ...
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cpusets compiled in kernel but not visible when running

Device: radxa ( 4-core ARM ) the official kernel from radxa is used with the ubuntu 14.04 rootfs : https://github.com/radxa/linux-rockchip.git. As cpusets where not enabled in def_config, i enabled ...
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Where is /sys/subsystem as described in Linux kernel doc?

Quote from https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/sysfs-rules.txt: [...] It is planned to merge all three classification directories into one place at /sys/subsystem, following the layout of the ...
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What's the minimum overhead of a Linux container?

If I understand this correctly, a container, once running, shouldn't have any CPU overhead. Is that correct? It does have a memory overhead. How big might that be? How would I measure it?
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How can I change a ChrUbuntu 12.04 install over to Arch ARM on a first generation Samsung Chromebook XE500C21?

I installed ChrUbuntu 12.04 on my Chromebook (Samsung XE500C21) using this script. Is there a way to swap my distro over to Arch ARM? Failing that, is there an easy way to install Arch ARM on the ...
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Does the guest OS need updates/changes after changing the number of cores in VMware Player?

I installed ubuntu on a vm in VMware Player and forgot to change the number of cores from 1 to 8. If I change that now will the linux kernel need to be recompiled or anything like that or will it just ...
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UBI ERROR: Attach Error

I get this UBI error while I try to attach mtd device. [root@npa-be ~]# ubiattach -d 0 -m 3 UBI: attaching mtd3 to ubi0 UBI: physical eraseblock size: 1048576 bytes (1024 KiB) UBI: logical ...
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Using a gif for linux kernel boot up

I want to use either a gif or multiple looped images instead of the default linux boot up image. I know it is possible to replace the default image with another image, but is it possible to use a gif ...
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How to say the kernel to prefer self built kernel module from extra folder?

I am on Debian 8 with 3.16.0-4-amd64 kernel. It delivers already a driver for some hardware and I want to replace it with my self built module. The files are correctly installed in the extra folder: ...
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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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How can I get socket information, from outside of a Linux process, on its socket?

I'm specifically interested in listening TCP sockets, but getting all and any socket (struct sock, as defined in Kernel's include/net/sock.h) information for a socket would be nice. For example, this ...
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How to compile the linux without any audio codecs?

I want "no audio" functionality in an embedded system. So, any idea about how to configure kernel without any audio? Thanks.
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Cannot start LXC container: failed creating cgroups

I am using LXC (Linux Container) 1.0.6 on a Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Virtual Machine trying to build HTTP service in a container. I have trouble starting the container: $ sudo lxc-start -n test1 lxc-start: ...
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update-grub creates a menu entry with read only option

I am trying to automate the installation of a new linux kernel across a data center. After the installation, my script runs update-grub to add an entry to the grub menu. It updates ...
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Where can I find the origin of specific modprobe conf option to erase it?

When I do modprobe -c |less The configuration files contains: options nouveau modeset=1 options bbswitch load_state=0 unload_state=1 options b43 nohwcrypt=1 qos=0 options rd md=0 options rd dm=0 ...
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BATMAN protocol

I am having problems with Batctl. I installed Batman adv and batctl on ubuntu 14.04.1. I am having problems with batctl commands. When I write comand "Batctl p 00:16:bf:01:68:46" i get this error: ...
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What could cause out_of_memory & __alloc_pages

Sadly my server is permanently hangging due to out of memory: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: Call Trace: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: [<ffffffff800cb625>] ...
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Keyboard and mouse don't work after kexec

While installing Fedora on my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 I've occasionally used kexec command to "boot" from live environment to the installed system. # yum install kexec-tools.x86_64 # mount LABEL=/boot ...
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Patch files for Linux Kernel 2.6

I am doing some data analysis on the code base of Linux kernel version 2.6. However I noticed that in the kernel website (https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/) patch files are missing after ...
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Gentoo Linux: Building a kernel that only only contains drivers for the hardware in place

I would like to build a kernel for my system that only contains modules for the hardware which is really in place. Of course I can walk through lspci and manually select all the necessary device ...
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Will Linux work correctly with full root partition?

Will Linux work correctly when root partition is completely filled up? Let's say my application is running on different partition and has enough space. What about Linux kernel? Will it continue ...
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pppd retry issue with multiple wan interfaces

I am using two wan connections in my router with linux kernel 2.6.21. PPPOE Ethernet cable and 3G connection. Both need ppp setup. But boot sequence is different for both. many times 3G disconnect and ...
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Linux NTFS-3G General Protection Fault when using OS X in VirtualBox

I have an OS X virtual machine in VirtualBox on a Debian host. The disk image is located on an NTFS partition (which is not the system's root partition), mounted using NTFS-3G. The machine was ...
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Chipsee 7 inch LCD support in Linux kernel 3.14

Has anybody ported Chipsee 7 inch LCD on Linux kernel 3.14 or later ? Is there any patch available for the same ? If no patches any suggestion porting Chipsee LCD support from Linux kernel 3.8 to ...
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How do I stop rfkill module from hardblocking my wifi, without rfkill command?

I went into my BIOS the other day, didn't change anything, and rebooted. After this, my wifi was hardblocked. I looked online for solutions, and learned of the rfkill command. But I get rfkill: ...
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installing linux without any packages

I am programming a OS based on Linux but I want to "re-invent the wheel" in this OS just as an achievement. I have been told that Linux can be installed on a PC without any packages (obviously causing ...
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Switch off WIMAX/Wifi Intel 5150 chip under Linux

How switch off WIMAX/Wifi Intel 5150 chip under Linux using command or utilities? I recompile Linux kernel without WiMAX support, but indicator lights on the front panel of my notebook. P.S. Is it ...
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Install recent linux version in old computer?

I have tried to install several distros and versions of linux (Ubuntu and Lubuntu, from 13 to 14.04, and Mint 17) without success. Everytime the system blocks while loading the installation. I can ...
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Upgrading Linux kernel module without reboot

Is there any way to upgrade linux driver module without rebooting the system ?
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/sbin/init exists but couldn't execute it

I'm building Linux from scratch. Currently I have the kernel, glibc and sysvinit. I've compiled everything myself following these instructions. Though my version of glibc is 2.19. Also, I use grub ...
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Hide all kernel boot messages/logging when disabling splash screen Lubuntu 14.04.1

In Lubuntu 13.10 I was able to redirect the kernel messages/logging to another tty by adding the following to the Grub file in order to hide all kernel boot messages when disabling the splash screen ...
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Disable TCP keepalive on RHEL6

Is it possible to disable TCP keepalive on RHEL6? I know the kernel parameters for tuning TCP keepalive timeout are as follows: net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_intvl ...
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Xen E820 memory map for domU kernels

How does xen handle E820 memory map for domU kernels? In my specific problem I am trying to map Non-Volatile RAM to domU kernels. The dom0 memory map returns the following relevant parts. ...
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Can't load tun module in Linux

I am trying to set up a VPN connection, but OpenVPN fails with ERROR: Cannot open TUN/TAP dev /dev/net/tun: No such device (errno=19) modprobe tun has no effect, and modinfo tun shows that the ...
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Directory - /sys in linux

Can anyone explain me what is going inside the /sys directory on a Linux system? I Googled it and got some results, but I need a clear mind on this. Is there anyone ready to give me a short (and ...
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How may I mount a disk with a Apple / Mac partition table (APM) in Linux?

I've backed up some files from a old Powerbook G4 (AluBook), and I used the Mac Partion manager or whatever to first initialize the disk. It worked, originally, as one large volume, and I copied ...
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IPsec in the Linux Kernel

I have some issues (questions) related tot the Linux Kernel implementation of IPsec and it's user-space interface. The biggest question is which is the actual official project for the Linux Kernel ...
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How to install cached linux debug symbols?

I am doing work which requires downloading and installing debug symbols multiple times for a specific linux kernel i.e: linux-image-3.8.0-26-generic-dbgsym I'm on a fast university fiber network. ...
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What is the exact difference between the parameters (pgpgin, pswpin) and (pswpout, pgpgout) in /proc/vmstat?

Please note that this question is specific to linux only. And by swap space, I mean the dedicated swap partition. I did google a bit on this, and found these definitions: Paging refers to writing ...
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unable to find a suitable fs

I am trying to install edx on a virtual machine. But i am getting problem with apparrmor.When i run command. $ apparmor_parser Warning: unable to find a suitable fs in /proc/mounts, is it ...
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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, ...