Navaneeth Sen
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What is a Superblock, Inode, Dentry and a File?
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What are high memory and low memory on Linux?
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What is the difference between procfs and sysfs?
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What is the difference between the following kernel Makefile terms: vmLinux, vmlinuz, vmlinux.bin, zimage & bzimage?
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What is the difference between ioctl(), unlocked_ioctl() and compat_ioctl()?
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How is an Interrupt handled in Linux?
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What is a spinlock in Linux?
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How is a message queue implemented in the Linux kernel?
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What happens when a USB drive is plugged in?
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What is the difference between Non-preemptive, Preemptive and Selective Preemptive Kernel?
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What does the Virtual kernel Memory Layout in dmesg imply?
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What is the difference between a Library call and a System call in Linux?
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What's the difference between fork() and vfork()?
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Why should a child of a vfork or fork call _exit() instead of exit()?
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What is the difference between likely and unlikely calls in Kernel?
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Is Ramdisk and initrd the same?
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What is the need of the struct thread_info in locating struct task_struct?
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Is it possible to support multiple processes without support for Virtual memory?
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Is it possible to execute code in heap space?
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What's the limit on the no. of partitions I can have?
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Why are spin locks good choices in Linux Kernel Design instead of something more common in userland code, such as semaphore or mutex?
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How does a debugger work in Linux?
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What is the difference between Copied context output format and Unified context output format while taking diff?
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How to find the BSP sections in the Linux source code?
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Do I need to cross-compile my program when my target is 64 bit arch. and host is 32 bit arch from x86 family?
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What is the significance of Linux's Disk caching Mechanisms?
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Can there be multiple kernels executing at the same time?
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More doubts in bzImage
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How is paging managed in the absence of swapping?
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