If /proc/config.gz is unavailable, how do I know what decompression algorithms the running kernel is capable of using on a compressed cpio initramfs? Is the gzip algorithm always available, even when ...
On a running linux system, what is a portable (among linux distributions) way to find out what filesystems the current kernel has compiled-in (not through modules) support for? Consider for example ...
I want to know what the easiest way is to determine (without root privilege) whether a block device (say sdb) or any part of it is mounted (and which part of it). Checking /proc/mounts for sdb is not ...
Which of proc, sys etc. should be bind-mounted (or not) when chrooting into a “replacement” distribution?
This answer to another question basically boils down to chrooting into another Linux distribution in order to mainly use that as a replacement to its too restricted (but irreplaceable) parent. The ...
I'd like to know more about the advanced uses of the /proc and /sys virtual filesystems, but I don't know where to begin. Can anyone suggest any good sources to learn from? Also, since I think sys has ...