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What is kernel memory and user memory? (question about the term kernel page and the page cache)

Today, I have read through some documents about file system (http://tekrants.me/2014/07/14/linux-file-system-write/). And the term kernel page is mentioned several times in this article. I am now ...
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Reading ELF file after dropping caches

I have an eMMC backed Linux 3.10 development device (Android) and I am trying to better understand when Linux is actually reading from the eMMC as opposed to the page cache. Specifically, I am ...
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Linux - is it possible to limit VFS cache usage on a per-process basis

I'm trying to investigate performance degradations while running background copy operations (using dd to write or read large disk-images). Is it possible to limit VFS cache usage for a single ...
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Docker in Crouton - VFS consuming astronomical amounts of space

I'm attempting to help out a roommate who has installed Kubuntu on his Chromebook using Crouton (it's basically just a fancy chroot run within ChromeOS). I helped him get the Docker daemon running, ...
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How do I merge (without copying) two directories? [duplicate]

I have: $ find 1 2 -printf '%i %p\n' 40011805 1 40011450 1/t 40011923 1/a 40014006 1/a/e 40011217 1/a/q 40011806 2 40011458 2/y 40011924 2/a 40013989 2/a/e 40013945 2/a/w I want: <inode> ...
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What is dcache disconnected dentry?

I am trying to understand how NFS works in Linux. As I understand, a disconnected dentry is such a dentry that does not have a proper prefix in Dcache, i.e. there is dentry dir/file in dcache, but no ...
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Is there a way to achieve context-dependent path names (CDPN) on NFS?

In my GFS clusters I use the CDPN feature to have separate chrooted /dev/log directories on separate cluster nodes: /home/ftpuser/foo: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Sep 26 2010 dev -> ...
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How do I temporarily extract a flash drive or HDD in Linux?

Suppose I mounted a disk in this way: mount /dev/sdb /mnt/tmp I have some files opened on this filesystem and don't want to unmount it. However I want to temporarily extract the device, then ...
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Tool for dumping Linux VFS superblock

From the dumpe2fs man page: dumpe2fs prints the super block and blocks group information for the filesystem present on device. So dumpe2fs will dump the filesystem superblock. Is there any such ...
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Centos VFS cannot open root device

Yesterday I did a kernel update on a virtual machine. When I restarted the machine unfortunately I got the error Kernel panic - not syncing VFS After some searching I found out I should go to GRUB ...
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Limiting the total size of samba's vfs_recycle by pruning oldest deleted files first

Running SerNet Samba 4.0.9 on CentOS 6.4 serving as an AD DC and fileshare for XP clients. Added recycler per the example here. My concern is that the recycle dir will eventually grow large. ...
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Linux cache evictions

Looking at how the VFS cache on my Linux machine behaves, I can see that even when effectively idle (crond and most other daemons stopped, interfaces down) the amount of free memory gradually ...