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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Signing Error during kernel compilation

I was trying to compile kernel on my system by following this link http://www.ramkitech.com/2012/04/how-to-compile-kernel-step-by-step.html when I run make command, I am getting the following error ...
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F2FS issue - unsuccessful remove, lost access to files

While removing unnecessary files I bumped into an error. with fsck.f2fs /dev/sda4 -t I can see | | |-- Die Ärzte - Manchmal haben Frauen <ino = 0xc11874>, <encrypted (0)> | | ...
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Program xxx tried to read /dev/mem between xxxxxx->xxxxxx

I've got a program that runs on RHEL 6.5 perfectly fine on a virtual machine generated with OpenStack. But since I updated my version of OpenStack (from Mirantis fuel 5.0 to 6.0) I have a new instance ...
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An interrupt of a DMA(=Direct Memory Access) and a running kernel process

Can an interrupt of a DMA(=Direct Memory Access) stop a running kernel process?
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LFS (Linux From Scratch) USB boot crashing

A hard drive in an enclosure has the following, assume that this drive is being recognized by grub2 as hd0: partitions 1 to 3 are primary partition 1: /boot (boot partition) partition 2: / (linux ...
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How to get mac address of a device using linux without using automatic tools?

I want to know if there is a method to obtain mac address of a protected(wpa 2 ) wifi hotspot or network without using aircrack -ng , airdump-ng,etc. But rather by some basic command.
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Free space in /boot partition with dependency loop

Summarising my problem is that my /boot partition is almost full but I can't free it up due some dependencies loop. Detailed description: I am running a Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS which has the /boot ...
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How do I compile a module with different active kernel/kernel-after-reboot versions?

Let me explain, I updated my kernel but have to recompile the wifi module to work with the new one. The thing is, I can't reboot and compile, because it's my media server to which I only have access ...
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openSUSE 13.2 kernel upgrade to stable version (4.1)

I have openSUSE 13.2, and I try to upgrade the kernel to the last stable version. I added http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard/ to repository and try to upgrade with ...
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Repair bootloader for fedora 22 after install windows

I already have fedora 22 and windows 7 in my machine , i wanna to upgrade to windows 10 but in fact i'm afraid to losing fedora i have read the fedora documentation but still afraid to start this ...
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CentOS 7 image naming conventions

I'm looking at the following on CentOS 7: boot$ ls config-3.10.0-229.7.2.el7.x86_64 config-3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64 grub grub2 initramfs-0-rescue-9fde7dd9a7884e1b8fdef68620955b36.img ...
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How to downgrade kernel of samsung device SM-T230

I am facing a weird problem. My client reported that our game(which is based on cocos-2dx 2.2.6) displays black screen after focus change on one device namely Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230 the Log ...
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Can kexec be used to start Linux on a separate partition?

Assume I have two partitions. Each contains a full installation of a different distribution. I know kexec is like using one kernel as a bootloader to start another. But can this process be used to ...
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USB device driver module getting killed while executing insmod?

While running make, it is showing no warnings or errors, but when I am inserting the basic USB device driver module inside the running kernel, then I am getting a "killed" message. Here is my code: ...
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Why an OS has same name on different achitectures?

What is the similarity in running a same OS (like Linux) on different architectures? I mean, we cannot run Linux x86 apps on Linux ARM. And even the OS itself is constructed differently for different ...
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Unable to find linux Kernel Headers

I am running a custom kernel(I am not the creator of it). I need the header files for the same. . I have tried installing the header files using this command. sudo apt-get install ...
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Possible problems of down grading linux-kernel

I am running a Open Network Linux on a switch, it is running a 3.8.13-OpenNetworkLinux-e500mc-1.5, which is a variant of linux kernel 3.8 . I want to change to linux kernel 2.6.27. Will there be any ...
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Strange noise with alsa-oss-emulation

I try to access the sound chip via ALSO OSS emulation on a ETX-BT-module (x64-CPU, x86-Kernel, vanilla kernel 3.10.10, busybox, Realtek ALC 262, 4-channel High Definition Audio integrated into SOC ...
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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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System hangs when using too much RAM even with swap off

When I run a piece of python code that uses too much RAM, my computer would start to swap so badly that I had to do a hard reboot. To fix this I turned off swap assuming that the OOM killer would ...
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Ubunbtu 12.04 iptables error after upgrading kernel to 3.4

I been using Ubuntu 12.04 for well 3 years and using it with kernel 3.2. I decided to upgrade to kernel 3.4 because some freezing problems starting to occur more and more. Well the update went well. ...
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In Linux, how is a program loaded into memory when the OS decided to run it?

As we know, Linux implements page cache to store the code or data from pieces of a file that will be potentially used. One of my question is, when a program, e.g. vim, is going to run, its data and ...
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notebook asus x551ma - moire pattern takes place - how to reduce effect on linux

I just faced a strange issue with my notebook asus x551ma LED and LCD (the Moire Pattern) which is quite good described on wiki pages; Some users provide "how they handle the effect for their ...
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How can I tell what process is unmounting a file system?

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue with a fuse library, where it appears that someone is causing my file system to be unmounted soon after it is mounted. Does anybody have any clever ideas how I ...
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dmesg -n 7 doesn't print anything, but dmesg prints a lot

As stated: $> dmesg [ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset [ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu [ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacc ... $> dmesg -n 2 [ ...
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Sharing a hard drive between two hosts, one at a time

I have a large hard drive in my desktop computer. My laptop has an eSata port. Sometimes, I power-up the desktop PC, without booting, just to get juice flowing into the hard drive so that I can ...
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Force a Linux kernel module to be compiled as a module instead of built-in

I have the sources of the kernel of an embedded Linux box (specifically a QNAP NAS) which is running a 64-bit v3.12.6 Linux kernel, together with the kernel config files. What I'm trying to do is ...
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How to change the default terminal beep frequency of the PC speaker?

I want to change the default sound frequency ofSND_BELL(which is used when\aor BEL or ^G is printed on the screen) to higher values (the current default is around 750Hz). Of course this turn to need a ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 | Terminal Freezes on certain commands | MTU

Isolated problem: I try to cat /etc/rc.local and I can't do anything in the ssh session after that. I've tried many of the common things, but it seems to freeze on any command, but I can do an ls, ...
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VirtualBox broke Fedora networking - how to fix it?

I was trying to install VirtualBox in my Fedora 21 machine. However, the cited machine has Secure Boot enabled and obviously VirtualBox startup failed miserably due to lack of signing in its modules. ...
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Uninstall latest kernel using yum

The latest kernel kernel-3.10.0-229.1.2.el7.x86_64 panics at boot on my CentOS 7 box due to a kernel bug. Since this kernel is the default in GRUB, if I forget to manually change the kernel selection ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...