kernel source code

Find out – if there any limit to the number of characters in a hostname under Linux?

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Ksplice is an open source project out of MIT that automates the process of applying security patches to the Linux kernel without rebooting Linux box.

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Yesterday, I wrote about a serious Linux kernel bug and fix. However, few readers like to know about patching running Linux kernel. Patching production kernel is a risky business. Following procedure will help you to fix the problem. Step # 1: Make sure your product is affected First find out if your product is affected […]

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If you are looking for a screensaver that would show you something really cool about your system, try Linux kernel source code Screensaver. You need xscreensaver-data-extra and kernel source code packages. See Jason Kress blog for more information on installing and configuring Linux kernel source code screensaver.

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So how do you find out how fast is your hard disk under Linux? Is it running at SATA I (150 MB/s) or SATA II (300 MB/s) speed without opening computer case or chassis?

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Recently I received a question via email:

How do I build Linux kernel module against installed or running Linux kernel? Do I need to install new kernel source tree from kernel.org?

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Compiling custom kernel has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, new Linux user / admin find it difficult to compile Linux kernel. Compiling kernel needs to understand few things and then just type couple of commands. This step by step howto covers compiling Linux kernel version 2.6.xx under Debian GNU Linux. However, instructions remains the […]

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