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“Linux interoperability has been enabled through work across Microsoft”

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Players in the Linux community often find Microsoft and open source technology not quite in sync. Ironically, Microsoft is one of the major contributors...

Linux Maintainer Greg K-H Talks About What Keeps Him Busy!

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Greg Kroah Hartman, fondly known as Greg K-H, is one of the most important people working on the Linux kernel. He is the Linux...

IT Pays To Be a Linux Expert

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The IT industry is expected to hire many more Linux professionals this year, and to take extra measures to retain Linux talent within organisations....

Device Drivers, Part 17: Module Interactions

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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...

Device Drivers, Part 16: Kernel Window — Peeping through /proc

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This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, demonstrates the creation and usage of files under the /proc virtual filesystem. After...

Linux Kernel Development Using Git

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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...

Understanding a Kernel Oops!

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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...

Kernel Tracing with ftrace, Part 1

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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...

Debugging the Linux Kernel with debugfs

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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...