I am trying to understand how a function, say mkdir, works by looking at the kernel source. This is an attempt to understand the kernel internals and navigate between various functions. I know mkdir ...
This is an issue that really limits my enjoyment of Linux. If the application isn't on a repository or if it doesn't have an installer script, then I really struggle where and how to install an ...
In books, I typically read references to the Linux Source Tree at /usr/src/linux with the usual set of subdirectories (arch, block, crypto, ...). I was expecting this tree to contain the binary files ...
Assume I have some issue that was fixed by a recent patch to the official Linux git repository. I have a work around, but I’d like to undo it when a release happens that contains my the fix. I know ...
I search a way to grep on source code without having sometimes false-positive because of comments. For instance if I search on foo on this .c source code : /* * foo has changed [...] and is now a ...
I'm using OpenSuse 11.2 from a LiveUSB USB flash/stick, which arguably has not much place on it. I need to get the Linux sources for this version of OpenSuse, as they are needed to build a driver for ...
How can I get (i.e. what command to use) sources for kernel-2.6.36-r4 (uname -a says that it is version 2.6.36-gentoo-r4), or where from I can download it? I want to compile the userside 'perf' ...
For some reason (?), often when I write scripts nowadays they do not work, or work only in part, and then I try with . or source and they work perfectly. I'm unsure what is causing this as the scripts ...