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The author is an engineering advisor in the Product Group at Dell India R&D Centre, Bengaluru, and has eight years of experience in Linux. He spends most of his time hacking and playing around with Linux.
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The power of WordPress lies in its many plugins, which can greatly enhance its functionality. Understanding the plugin infrastructure and equipping your WordPress site …

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

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Debugging an application live has always been easy for application developers, but debugging a live kernel has never been a simple option for kernel …

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Aimed at Linux kernel developers and just about anybody who would like to debug a kernel panic with the Crash utility, this article assumes …

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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 …

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In my previous article, we had a working setup of ftrace, and explored options to enable and disable it. In this article, we will …

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This article explains how to set up ftrace and be able to understand how to trace functions. It should be useful for current kernel …

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debugfs is a simple memory-based filesystem, designed specifically to debug Linux kernel code, and not to be confused with the debugfs filesystem utility. Introduced …

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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 …