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kernel.org is back in operation!

kernel.org is back in action!

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Since Oct 3rd, 2011 basic kernel.org started its functioning!
 

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Posted by on October 15, 2011 in Linux, Technical

 

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kernel.org is down!

kernel.org Down for maintenance

kernel.org Down for maintenance

Earlier this month, a number of servers in the kernel.org infrastructure were compromised. We discovered this August 28th. While we currently believe that the source code repositories were unaffected, we are in the process of verifying this and taking steps to enhance security across the kernel.org infrastructure.

What happened?

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Posted by on September 16, 2011 in Linux, Technical

 

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Useful Linux Commands: Part II

Linux Tools

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This post will continue from Useful Linux Commands: Part I and list the commands which I found useful in Linux environment.

Must mention the greatness of the Linux command line tools especially its various thoughtful switches/options. It makes the life of developers very easy and saves a lot of time. More importantly it helps people like me to continue to be lazy (did I say smart!?!)..

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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in Linux, Technical

 

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Linux Driver Development How-to: Get Started Live!

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Ever wanted to get into the world of Linux Driver Development and started with LDD book:

  1. Then looked at the ‘Hello World’ driver module, finished it successfully. Later after introspection found it was too easy and did not learn much ‘critical’!
  2. After reading a few pages, eventually realized its not for you and left the journey?

If this is the case, go ahead and read further..

Well, its not that easy or that difficult. However ‘careful’ is the word one should always remember, as any small misadventure can ruin the system. Just follow this:

  • Take a deep breath
  • Just understand what you are doing
  • Leave the mentality of user space development, outside the room
  • Follow the best practices in the kernel space development

Here, I’m going to take a live module from Linux kernel space as an example to get started and show how to tweak and learn more in the process of ‘Linux Driver Development’!

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Posted by on August 6, 2011 in Linux, Technical

 

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Developer Friendly Development Platform

Yesterday I was jotting my thoughts on what could be ‘Must Have’ and ‘Nice To Have’ features in a Developer Friendly Development Platform.

Quickly I could think of following:

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Build Linux Kernel in 10 steps

Linux Kernel In Action

Linux kernel In Action


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  1. Download the Linux Kernel Source:
    Download Location: http://kernel.org
    View Kernel Source Online: http://lxr.linux.no/
    Acknowledgment: Above logo is from the same site!
    Here, am building Linux Kernel version 2.6.32.28.
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  3. Extract the source:
    tar xvf linux-2.6.32.28.tar.bz2
    You can choose your suitable location, I am doing it at $HOME. Extract the source and ‘cd’ to it.
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Posted by on March 1, 2011 in Linux, Technical

 

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Useful Linux Commands: Part I


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
List of Linux commands which I use regularly.
 
 

  1. Remove .svn directories from current and sub directories under it:
    This command is useful when a SVN deliverable is to be given to a client.

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Posted by on February 4, 2011 in Linux, Technical

 

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