"Linux kernel" tag
Let us git

Linux Kernel Development Using Git

This article looks at setting up Git and using it for Linux kernel development. It is aimed at developers who would like to move their development environment to Git SCM. I assume that…

Getting started...

Getting Started with Inotify

Inotify is a Linux kernel feature that provides an event-driven framework for applications to monitor changes in the filesystem. This article demonstrates how to use the Inotify API to register for interesting events,…

Debian time...

Debian 6.0 ‘Squeeze’: What’s New?

With its extremely long release cycle (this one took two years), Debian 6.0 Squeeze was rolled out on February 6th, amidst jokes like, “See you in 12 months’ time,” and “So they finally…

Time to debug

KGDB with VirtualBox: Debug a Live Kernel

Debugging an application live has always been easy for application developers, but debugging a live kernel has never been a simple option for kernel developers — it involves multiple machines with serial connections….

Oops!

Understanding a Kernel Oops!

Understanding a kernel panic and doing the forensics to trace the bug is considered a hacker’s job. This is a complex task that requires sound knowledge of both the architecture you are working…

Linux on Linux without Privileged Access

Playing with User-mode Linux

This article gives you hands-on experience in setting up a User-Mode Linux (UML) kernel and getting it up on a running Linux OS. We see how to share files between the host Linux…

Systemtap time

SystemTap Tutorial, Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series on SystemTap, a dynamic method to monitor and trace the operations of a running Linux kernel. SystemTap is useful to systems administrators, kernel developers, support…

Because it's fun to code on GNU/Linux

Write Your Next Program on Linux

Quite a few colleges and schools still teach C/C++/Java programming on Windows — and even worse, on DOS (using Turbo C/C++)! GNU/Linux provides a first class operating system, replete with support for dozens…

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