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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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 the number of threads running in a process from /proc/[pid]/stat in Linux?

I have the pid of the process. I would like to know the current number of thread running in the process. I know I can read /proc/pid/stat for this information, but I'm not sure how to specifically get ...
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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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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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Pipe kernel messages to another process as they occur

I have an OLED screen on my laptop that I have configured to show status information. The current driver I have installed in Linux for it is able to display messages by sending them to a script as an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to rewrite ACPI control tables from Linux?

I have a HP Probook 4720s laptop with broken ACPI tables. The fan is always switched off and the computer tends to overheat and shut down. Under Windows I can use a program called RW_Everything 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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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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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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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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Linux Kernel TCP socket functions

So I have been looking through the Linux Kernel v3.8.0-19-generic source code and I noticed that the proto struct, whose members are virtual functions for socket operations depending on the particular ...
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Why is the kernel and the watchdogs consuming all the CPU?

I run a bunch of heavy user space processes on a powerful Xeon machine (32 virtual processors according to /proc/cpuinfo). The CPU load is normally around 30 and the machine feel responsive, but later ...
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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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Which version of the Linux kernel does Firefox OS use?

Firefox OS is described as a Linux-based operating system, but I've never seen any information about which kernel version various releases use. Mozilla's release management only mentions the ...
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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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Update in grub.cfg file for loading new kernel image in Ubuntu 11.04

I am new to Linux. I am compiling Linux kernel (ver: 2.6.34.12) in gcc in traditional manner in VMware machine in Ubuntu (kernel version - 2.6.38-8-generic) 11.04 version. I am unable to find, where ...
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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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Not enough host controller resources for new device state

I have a debian mint based system where I plug in 16 usb devices. The Kernal is: 3.11.0-12-generic After about 10 or so devices I start to experience problems with connecting new ones. There error ...
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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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Linux kernel: getting ELAN touchscreen to work, USB debug related

This problem is actually known (ext: ELAN Touchscreen regression in recent 3.12's), but has no known solution up to kernel 3.13.6: [ 3844.533281] usb 2-7: new full-speed USB device number 91 using ...
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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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Why do linux kernels include files for all devices?

The kernel for my device includes so many files for other devices and situations that my device cannot use. The kernel carries around the files for everything and is much bigger than just the files ...
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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, ...
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CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE set but hardcoded vga-boot-parameter ignored?

I have build a custom linux kernel with the options: ... CONFIG_CMDLINE_BOOL=y CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE=y CONFIG_CMDLINE="initrd=linux_os.gz root=/dev/ram0 init=/sbin/init ramdisk_size=25600 ...
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Microphone not working on Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008; A1237) under Linux

I'm running Linux on the MBA. I can't make the microphone work. I test using alsamixer and arecord -Dhw -fdat -vv mic.wav together with aplay -Dhw -vv mic.wav It seems there is a problem with Linux ...
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Virtual machines on Secure Boot

I have Fedora 20 installed with Secure Boot. I've been trying to make a virtual machine using OracleVM VirtualBox and VMware Workstation, but none of them work (vmmon couldn't be started). After ...
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dkms does not find kernel source

For days now I am trying to get ZFS-on-Linux working on Debian 7 but the module doesn't want to compile: # dpkg-reconfigure zfs-dkms ------------------------------ Deleting module version: 0.6.3 ...
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Running linux kernel 0.01 in a virtual machine

I'm just trying to know if is there is a way to run the first version of linux in a virtual machine. Since I am very new to this, my aim is to learn something basic on how the first version of linux ...