The kernel of operating systems popularly known as Linux, or sometimes GNU/Linux.

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Downgrading Linux Mint kernels from 3.18.2-031802-generic to the previous one?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon version on my notebook HP Compaq 15-h050nl and about 1 month ago I upgraded the Linux Kernels to the current version (3.18.2-031802-generic). After done that, I had 2 ...
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centos 7 installation with customized bridge module

I have installed latest Centos 7 x64 edition in my server. I need to modify the linux-bridge module with some customized changes and use it as a default bridge module. Currently I am building centos ...
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Getting error virtualbox-guest-modules: requires linux<4.0 on antergos while doing system upgrade

I am running Antergos Linux 64 bit on virtual box. when I try to do full system upgrade I get a error: resolving dependencies... looking for conflicting packages... error: failed to prepare ...
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How to write your own exception/interrupt handler? [migrated]

Any simple and basic example to write the exception? I've been searching the web for the past few days. Couldn't find any good site. :/ I got this as an assignment - Write an "Assembly handler" ...
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Identify out of tree modules?

I'm attempting to upgrade and test kernel 3.12. What is the most efficient way to identify out-of-tree modules that should be removed before testing? There are a few mentioned (vitualbox, nvidia, ...
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“un-select” behavior in kconfig

Are there any ways to generate the behavior of an "un-select" over an option? I don't want the option to disappear ("depends on" behavior), but just the opposite behavior of "select". Thank you very ...
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TCP retransmission for the same packet but with the different TCP payload [migrated]

I'm developing an Ethernet driver in Linux platform. I found that when a TCP retransmission occurred, the TCP payloads of multiple retransmission packets referring to the same sequence number packets ...
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Kernel Firmware for Radeon

I'm building LFS. I was trying to enable Ati radeon drivers in the kernel, but it didn't seem to work, so I did a little Googling and found that the there is something called firmware which the kernel ...
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installing r8168 driver in centos 4.8

I have installed cent os 4.8 and I am not able to connect to internet from that system. After searching on the net I found that the system has r8169 driver instead of r8168. Now I am trying to ...
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Different types of pageouts - Data?

In Linux, pageouts are controlled by the following properties /proc/sys/vm/dirty_expire_centiseconds /proc/sys/vm/dirty_background_ratio /proc/sys/vm/dirty_ratio Thus pageouts can happen due to ...
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Linux kernel action upon init process exiting

Say I am writing my own init program running on a Linux kernel. What happens when my init program exits with return value 0 ? Additionally is the behaviour different if the return value is non-zero? ...
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Is netcat or socat zero copy

netcat or socat could run like a broker in messaging systems. For example: a one-line forward server socat TCP4-LISTEN:www,fork TCP4:www.domain.org:www Are they zero-copy under the hood?
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how to set or know scaling driver in linux kernel

I am trying to modify the scheduler/governor. For the same I need to know what CPUFreq Driver or scalling driver am I configured to run. 1.Where can I find what scaling driver am I configured to ...
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Find SAS controller that is well supported by the linux kernel

How can I find a SAS controller that is well supported by the official Linux kernel? The controller should use the PCIe bus and needs to connect one LTO-6 tape drive. I have looked through the ...
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Besides cache, what does the Linux kernel use significant amounts of memory for?

My computer feels really sluggish. According to free, I have only ~200M RAM left and more than a gigabyte had to be swapped out. I know that it is good if memory is used for caching but this looks ...
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Starting Kdump: FAILED

I am unable to start kdump on my machine. It is prompting Starting Kdump: FAILED. I have edited the /etc/grub.conf file and provide 1024M to crashkernel. I have also provided the path to where the ...
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Is that safe to use kfifo (not a _spinlock flavour) in fiq/nmi handlers? [migrated]

Basically need to pass variable-size records to and from FIQ handler (ARM platform). During any get/put operation on kfifo (on the user-space/kernel side only) I am going to disable all IRQs and ...
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Can I make the boot even more verbose than loglevel=7 using kernel parameters?

I have an error when booting on a machine, my machine is stuck with the error message: Booting a command list. I can see this message when I add loglevel=7to the kernel parameters via grub boot ...
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How to select the tag of the latest non-unstable/release candidate version?

I've downloaded the latest kernel sources: git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git cd linux-stable git tag -l | less and picked v3.9.1. git checkout -b ...
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Linux Kernel Live Patching - WHATIS and HOWTO?

I am trying to understand a new concept I got to know recently as the Linux 4.0 makes it way to the mainline - "Live Patching". Supposedly this is a new feature enhancement of the Linux kernel. It ...
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Repackage RPM with kernel

I am tinkering with CentOS 5.4 and upgrading the kernel to the latest 2.6.18 build 402. What I need to do is to rebuild the initrd to include a modified init script, then repackage it all into an RPM ...
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isolcpus doesn't work on Ubuntu 14

I added isolcpus=0 to the end of the following line to the file /etc/default/grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=0" The idea, as I understand it, is to reserve core 0 from having ...
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Upgrading guidance for Cedarview driver in Debian 6 - 2.6.32

Our system runs with Debian 6 squeeze (2.6.32) Kernel with N2600 hardware. I know the version is old. An upgrade is in later plans. Recently, we tried connecting multiple monitors (CRT and HDMI), and ...
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Tegra Mesa GLES without X

I am trying to setup a Tegra 3 (Toradex Apalis T30) based system that will have an OpenGL ES based user interface on a touch screen. Unfortunately the standard Linux4Tegra kernel is seriously outdated ...
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Is the PTTY inside the Kernel or Userspace?

I read, that drivers are a way to expand the Kernels abilities to communicate with hardware devices, since there are so many and will be even more the Kernel has to be expandable. In order to ...
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How to set SyslogIdentifier in [SERVICE] section of systemd service file as empty?

I want to set SyslogIdentifier in [SERVICE] section of systemd service file as empty, so that nothing is prefixed in the logs. I tried below options: 1) Mentioning nothing: SyslogIdentifier= ...
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Yocto menuconfig not working

For some reason the menuconfig menu does not come up when I try launching it from my Yocto installation. I am using the Toradex Yocto 1.6 system as is described here ...
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What is a Kernel Routine ?

In another answer I met a short overview of the sections of the man pages: commands for $-User system call, that means evoking a function from the Kernel library call, that means evoking a function ...
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Does Linux virtual bridge support VLAN's?

Does Linux virtual bridge(configured with for example ip or brctl) support VLAN's? For example configure access ports in different VLAN's and trunk ports with only certain VLAN's enabled. Only option ...
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Unable to get vmware shared folders working in Ubuntu 14.10 Guest

i Installed Ubuntu 14.10 64Bit in VMWare Workstation 10.0.5 within windows 8.1 Enterprise. I installed vmware tools by running the vmware-install.pl script in terminal.But I am Getting an error ...
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web cam starting hangs os

I faced a strange effect as ... when my notebook wakes up from suspend I can start and close my web cam with guvcview 1-3 times; But after while on 3dr or 4th starting attempt (I didn't count for ...
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How to understand virtual switch in Linux?

I have a following virtual Ethernet switch in Linux: root@vmhost:~# brctl show br0 bridge name bridge id STP enabled interfaces br0 8000.266b04c4a79a no ...
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Find out which kernel source files were used when kernel was compiled

I am compiling the Linux kernel for my specific hardware and I only select the drivers/options which I really need. This is in contrast to a typical distribution kernel, where they compile almost ...
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git: show which files have changed between kernel 3.18.6 and 3.18.7

I have checked out linux kernel git repository git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git I know how to use git log, git show and similar commands to see ...
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MMU-less kernel?

I would like to try compile mmu-less kernel. From what I found in configuration there is no option for such a thing. Is it possible to be done?
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Cross compile GLIBC : error: Need linker with .init_array/.fini_array support

Whenever I call glibc configure with --prefix=/usr --with-headers=/var/tmp/ubuild.wandboard-armhf.build_dir/armv7a-hardfloat-linux-gnueabi/sysroot/usr/include --host=armv7a-hardfloat-linux-gnueabi ...
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How to rotate the LCD screen/framebuffer to 180 degree?

I have a custom board with a Freecale i.MX6Q SoC. I am using Linux kernel 3.03.35 and LCD is 3.5 inch RGB type display. I want to rotate my LCD screen to 180 degree. I tried a lot to pass parameters ...
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Compiling a loadable kernel module outputs several warnings about undefined functions [closed]

This question is a follow up of this one. I am trying to compile the ELF loader as an individual LKM and use it as a standalone application(replacing the original module within the base kernel sounds ...
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How to insert a modified ELF loader given the current ELF loader is present?

I need to modify the ELF loader's kernel implementation of an Ubuntu 14.04 distribution. Having downloaded the sources using: sudo apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r) I ran the configuration ...
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dracut md5sum boot directory

This has been going on for a few months now, but my initramfs (and kernel) for that matter have been placed in /boot/{some hash}/{kernel version}/{initramfs,linux}. Did dracut or some other module ...
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make: xscale_be-gcc: Command not found

I'm new to embedded and am reading 'Embedded Linux Primer' at the moment. I tried to build an xscale arm kernel: make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=xscale_be- ixp4xx_defconfig # # configuration written to ...
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Re-enabling the console once the kernel is up, if silent mode was set in Uboot?

I have enabled the silent mode by setting the U-boot env variable "silent". Uboot-> setenv silent 1 Uboot-> saveenv Now, I would like to re-enable the console once the kernel is up. Can ...
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Gummiboot Kernel Parameters, Cannot find /boot/loader dir

I installed Gummi boot to my EUEFI partition which is sda1. when I do lsblk it show boot is mounted on sda2, which is also my root partition. when I ls '/boot' there is no loader dir. I need the ...
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Is it safe to upgrade kernel manually on a system which is using NVIDIA drivers?

Upgrading kernel manually on Ubuntu 14.04 can cause trouble with NVIDIA drivers? (one of the troubles could be booting to black screen) I had lot of trouble with installing NVIDIA graphics drivers ...
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Linux question: stat file modification for creator field [closed]

I modified stat structure in my new kernel, and I compiled and entered to new kernel version linux-3.19. The location of new kernel source code was present on desktop. While I try to print the stat ...
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Specifically what advantages does Kali Linux have other than preinstalled packages? [closed]

I have been using Kali Linux increasingly over the last few months. I also have an Ubuntu system, and have found that there are many similar tutorials on how to install Kali tools on Ubuntu. However, ...
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Trying to make a Universal Makefile

I'm working on my own netfilter module for the first time. According to internet documentation, The simplest module contains the following C code: //'Hello World' kernel module, logs call to ...
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Why do we need a usbkbd driver when there is usbhid?

I discovered that it is the usbhid that controls my USB keyboard by default. I discovered it by doing rmmod usbhid. When I removed usbhid the usb keyboard stopped working. Note that usbkbd was not yet ...
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What are the `some_name.o.cmd` files?

What are the some_name.o.cmd files that I see in Linux's kernel code? are they auto-generated?
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Centos 7 boot up with custom kernel problem

I have installed centos 7 on virtualbox machine which has kernel-3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64. I am trying to build Linux kernel from kernel sources. I downloaded the kernel source files from: ...