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Questions tagged [system-programming]

All questions regarding programming, tweaking and configuring of Unix & Linux core system as a whole or a sub-set of it.

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How do you determine the minimum timer resolution for a timerfd+EPOLL timer solution?

I am using timerfd_create/timerfd_settime/EPOLL to create timers in my application. According to the EPOLL documentation if a timer is set fire at a point lower than the minimum resolution, it will ...
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How can I make my Linux server sleep and wake on LAN when not in use?

I have recently purchased myself an HP rack server for use as a personal fileserver. This server currently lives under my bed as I have nowhere else to put it. For those not aware (as I was not ...
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What is the best book to learn Linux system programming? [closed]

I am trying to learn Linux system programming, which is the best book to learn this?
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CPU statistics calculation algorithm

I too many search on internet to found algorithm calculated %Us , %Sy , %Id , ... on result of top command . but can not found any documentation . some documents like this or this calculate cpu ...
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If it's possible to programmatically reset Mac to factory defaults

Wondering if there is a way to programmatically do something close to this process. The main steps are: Backup computer. This can be done with standard stuff I imagine. Deauthorize accounts. This ...
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Process creation time, shell script and system call overhead

I have a machine dual booted with Arch Linux and Ubuntu (16.04). I have recently started using the Kakoune text editor, and noticed that its startup time is drastically different depending on which ...
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What does the STICKY_TIMEOUTS flag for personality(2) do?

Is there a good description of exactly what each of the flags you can pass to personality(2) does? I'm particularly interested in STICKY_TIMEOUTS, but a general detailed description of all of them ...
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Concept of memory mapping in Unix like systems

Can some one explain in an easy to understand way the concept of memory mappings (achieved by mmap() system call) in Unix like systems ? When do we require this functionality ?
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How does vlan driver pass vlan info to the h/w ethernet driver

I'm trying to implement vlans on a target programmatically. But first I wanted to set up vlans manually to help get a better understanding of vlan setup. So I setup a vlan manually on my development ...
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Running a command on a new terminal window through Python [closed]

I would like to open a new terminal using any method (subprocess, etc.) through my original Python script with a following command -- ls -- and keep it minimized so it won't appear on my screen, but ...
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Use supercomputer to run a program [closed]

I wrote a c++ program using some libraries called linbox, givaro, gmp. Now because my computer is to slow I want to run my program on a supercomputer. I am not very familiar with networks and my ...
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How to specify a namespace when creating a tun/tap device?

On linux I can create a new tun/tap device in C using something like: int fd = open("/dev/net/tun", O_RDWR); ioctl(fd, TUNSETIFF, (void *)&ifr); This will create a new network interface in the ...
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How to get minor and major page fault for individual or group of processes?

I am trying to write a program in C to run under Linux. Basically I am trying to draw a statistic that should show like: pid, number of process, page fault(major/minor) and total number of page ...
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USB devices not showing

I'm trying to write a C program that goes through all USB devices and extracts some information from them. When I run ls /sys/bus/usb/devices from the terminal, I get this output: 1-0:1.0 1-1.1 ...
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Online course that covers Unix/Linux Systems programming [closed]

I am looking for an online course, something similar to the Berkely and Stanford Courses that covers Linux systems programming. A course which could use Stevens ( with some supplemental material ...
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Move files shell program

Hello i have got problem, on shell program(.sh), with this code I should copy the file JPG from the directory sorgente to destinazione but the code does not work, can you help me!! #!/bin/bash ...
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How to programmatically query the Freedesktop application database?

I know about xdg-mime which can query the mapping from MIME filetype to associated desktop application. But this can return mappings to non-existent applications, e.g. $ xdg-mime default non-...
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How to set proper monitoring of my services in a automated way? So that if one crash it auto on the fly restarts?

How can i setup monitoring to my system services? Either using automated script which scan every moment, if httpd, mysqld, and my custom daemon is running or not, if not running it will automatically ...
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Is there filesystem that allows me to insert some block in the middle of file in O(1)?

Assuming we have huge file F. we like to put "around" seek s a new empty (filled with zeros) block in O(1) time (i.e. without rewriting all remining part) "around" means we can round s to nearest ...
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How can I save output of my script to different directory in txt or pdf format [duplicate]

`clear echo "testing calc" date echo -e "======================================" yc1=0 yc2=0 yc3=0 lol=0 tnd=0 lno=0 c1=0 c1b=0 c2=0 c2b=0 c3=0 c3b=0 bb=12 wt=100 con=768 rip=0 sw=0 echo "" echo "" ...
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Trouble with creating an empty file using C programming language in UNIX environment

I have recently started programming in UNIX environment. I need to write a program which creates an empty file with name and size given in the terminal using this commands gcc foo.c -o foo.o ./foo.o ...
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Permission check on profile file in home directory: should it be done?

Say I'm implementing a programming language which has an interactive mode, and that interactive mode reads some ~/.foo_rc file in the user's home directory. The file contains code in that language ...
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How to catch my bluetooth service events

I have usb bluetooth device which is using btusb 0.6 module (driver). The thing is I am interested to know is: how is the systemctl start bluetooth.service event invoked? I was looking info about ...
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System calls source code

C library provides functions such as write(),read(),open()...that we can use in our C program to make system calls. where can I find source code for these functions?
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How to find documentation about macros in the manpages?

I've been working on a Routing Protocol and looking at legacy code for different routing protocols. I constantly find different macros where I it is very hard to find it in the header files because ...
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Loading and execution of programs in memory [closed]

While comparing between linking loader and linkage editor I came across a point that in case of linking loader linking and relocation takes place for each execution of the program( and happens at time ...
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System calls in linux

Generally, systems provide a library or API that sits between normal programs and the operating system. On Unix-like systems, that API is usually part of an implementation of the C library (libc), ...
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calling library functions from different language

As we know libraries are precompiled codes, so we do not need to compile them. Can we call library functions of one language from a different language?
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FILE size limitation according to Robert Love's textbook

From Robert Love's Linux System Programming (2007, O'Reilly), this is what is given in the first paragraph (Chapter 1, Page 10): The file position’s maximum value is bounded only by the size of the ...
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Low level system call [closed]

C provides library functions such as write(),read().. for system calls.How to make a system call without using any library in linux in C ?
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SDK for Developer

Is there any SDK for developers under Linux? I mean more than man pages, it would be more like MSDN Library or Windows SDK under windows, where all documentation about programming and developer guide ...
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telnet implementation using C [closed]

The program in general is I want to implement telnet program. On the client side user send its logging name and password, and if it is correct he starts to send commands to the server On the Server ...
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Can linux be configured as a server or workstation in DCS and how? [closed]

I am a student of Instrumentation and Control. Considering the versatility and stability of Linux, I was wondering if Linux can be configured to act as a Distributed Control System? Also if yes, ...
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modetest.c from libdrm tests lists no framebuffers

I wanted to play with KMS since it seems to be the preferred low-level graphics library on Linux. However, after compiling the appropriate modetest.c version (2.4.32, since that's the version of ...
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Preventing ChromeOS from blanking the screen when working on a different tty

I am running Archlinux in a chroot alongside Chrome OS on a chromebook. The original project is there, my fork of it is here (mostly similar). The issue is that the display power management of Chrome ...
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Automated SSH Login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shell Script for logging into a ssh server Autentification on SSH connection in OneLine How could I make a SSH Login programmatically on a unix server, I don't have rights ...
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How to find the header file where a c function is defined?

Is there an easy way to find out which header file a C function declaration is in? cding into /usr/include and running (grep -E 'system.*\(' *.h -R) works with some trial and error, but isn't there an ...
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Difference between slow system calls and fast system calls

What's the difference between slow system calls and fast system calls? I have learned that slow system call can block if the process catches some signals, because the caught signals may wake up the ...
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Cursor movement in terminals

I'm trying to wrap my head how shells move the screen cursor around (Moving around input the arrow keys and such). I've been doing a lot of testing, and I haven't found any system call that allows ...
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Are all system call error numbers unique?

I'm writing a program for Systems Programming in Unix, and one of the requirements is to process all possible error returns from system calls. So, rather than having a function tailored to each ...
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Learn Linux System Programming by doing projects [closed]

I have only a very basic idea about linux system programming. I have not done any real projects using linux system programming. In my current company I do system admin type work, but I am more ...
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Implementing a Unix shell in C: Logging [closed]

I am currently working on implementing my own UNIX shell in C. The basis of the shell is working, you could find the source code here. Right now my next task is to implement a logging feature for the ...