"Loadable kernel modules" tag
Module interractions

Device Drivers, Part 17: Module Interactions

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, demonstrates various interactions with a Linux module. As Shweta and Pugs gear up for their final semester’s project on Linux drivers,…

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…

Sketching a driver

Device Drivers, Part 2: Writing Your First Linux Driver in the Classroom

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, deals with the concept of dynamically loading drivers, first writing a Linux driver, before building and then loading it. Shweta and…

How important is scheduling?

Getting Started with RTLinux

This article deals with installing RTLinux, and creating a sample real-time module that can be loaded in it. An operating system is responsible for managing, accessing, controlling and interacting with the computer hardware…

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…

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