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  Linux Kernel 2.6: It's Worth More!
Many Linux kernel developers expect improved versions of their code to be continuously available to them, and a release using a BSD-style license would violate those developers' expectations.
The Linux kernel is clearly not an organic application; organic applications have a small software team developing software in a familiar, in-house environment, without significant communication overheads, and allow hard requirements to be negotiated away.
It could be argued that the Linux kernel is embedded, since it often operates in tight constraints; but in practice these constraints aren't very tight, and the kernel project can often negotiate requirements to a limited extent (e.g., providing only partial support for a particular peripheral or motherboard if key documentation is lacking).
www.dwheeler.com /essays/linux-kernel-cost.html   (3704 words)

  Linux kernel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Linux kernel is a Unix-like operating system kernel that was begun by Linus Torvalds in 1991 and subsequently developed with the assistance of developers worldwide.
Currently, the Linux kernel is licensed under version 2 of the GPL, and there is some controversy over how easily it could be changed to use later GPL versions such as the upcoming version 3 (and whether this is desirable) [13].
The fact that Linux is not a microkernel was the topic of a famous flame war between Linus Torvalds and Andy Tanenbaum on comp.os.minix in 1992.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linux_kernel   (2749 words)

 Linux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Linux is now one of the most widely ported operating systems, running on a diverse range of systems from the hand-held ARM-based iPAQ to the mainframe IBM System z9.
Because all Linux distributions rely on libraries and tools from the GNU project, which predates the Linux kernel, Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation ask that the combined system be referred to as "GNU/Linux" or "a Linux-based GNU system".
Linux's Unix roots mean that while graphical configuration tools and control panels are available for many system settings and services, plain-text configuration files are still commonly used to configure the OS and may be exposed to users.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linux   (2690 words)

 Linux kernel: Tutte le informazioni su Linux kernel su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Linux kernel: Tutte le informazioni su Linux kernel su Encyclopedia.it
Il kernel è il cuore di un sistema operativo (nucleo) e fornisce tutte le funzioni essenziali per il sistema, in particolare la gestione della memoria, delle risorse del sistema e delle periferiche, assegnandole di volta in volta ai processi in esecuzione.
Linux è un kernel che supporta il multitasking ed è multi utente.
www.encyclopedia.it /l/li/linux_kernel.html   (350 words)

 Linux and GNU - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run.
Linux is normally used in a combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU, with Linux functioning as its kernel.
Linux is the kernel, one of the essential major components of the system.
www.gnu.org /gnu/linux-and-gnu.html   (1471 words)

 Gentoo Linux Documentation -- Gentoo Linux Kernel Guide
Linux 2.6 is maintained by Andrew Morton, who works closely with Linus Torvalds to deliver a fast, powerful, and feature-packed Linux kernel.
Linux 2.6 is the current official stable kernel tree, and development is progressing rapidly.
This kernel is recommended for laptop users who often rely on being able to suspend their laptop and resume work elsewhere.
www.gentoo.org /doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml   (1378 words)

 The Linux Kernel Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Linux is a clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net.
Linux has also been ported to a number of architectures without a PMMU, although functionality is then obviously somewhat limited.
The Linux kernel, as well as several other pieces of software, are maintained using the git source code control system.
www.kernel.org /#whatislinux   (1006 words)

 Linux kernel patch from the Openwall Project
Linux 2.2.20-ow2 fixes an x86-specific vulnerability in the Linux kernel discovered by Stephan Springl where local users could abuse a binary compatibility interface (lcall) to kill processes not belonging to them (including system processes).
Linux 2.2.20 adds a workaround for a vulnerability with certain packet filter setups and SYN cookies where the packet filter rules could be bypassed.
Linux 2.2.19-ow4 fixes a symbol export issue introduced with 2.2.19-ow3 and moves the support for ELF executables which use an a.out format interpreter (dynamic linker) into a separate configuration option (disabled by default).
www.openwall.com /linux   (1211 words)

 Digital Hermit - Kernel-Build-HOWTO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This said, the newest Linux kernel (2.6.5 as of this writing) has noticeable improvements for the typical desktop user as a result of the improved scheduling system in the new kernel.
Even for older kernels, rebuilding is often necessary for low memory situations, esoteric hardware, and in cases where every ounce of performance must be extracted.
The Linux kernel is often likened to the conductor in an orchestra.
www.digitalhermit.com /linux/Kernel-Build-HOWTO.html   (5411 words)

 Conceptual Architecture of the Linux Kernel
The Linux kernel is useless in isolation; it participates as one part in a larger system that, as a whole, is useful.
At the highest level, the architectural style of the Linux kernel is closes to Garlan and Shaw's Data Abstraction style ([Garlan1994]); the kernel is composed of subsystems that maintain internal representation consistency by using a specific procedural interface.
The conceptual architecture of the Linux kernel has proved its success; essential factors for this success were the provision for the organization of developers, and the provision for system extensibility.
plg.uwaterloo.ca /~itbowman/CS746G/a1   (4852 words)

 The Linux Kernel Archives
The Linux Kernel archives were announced to the world on March 13, 1997.
Linux is a clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net.
The Linux kernel, as well as several other pieces of software, are maintained using the git source code control system.
www.kernel.org   (1498 words)

 Amazon.com: Linux Kernel Development: Books: Robert Love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Linux Kernel Development details the design and implementation of the Linux kernel, presenting the content in a manner that is beneficial to those who wish to write and develop kernel code.
The Linux kernel is one of the most important and far-reaching open-source projects.
Considering the fact that Linux kernel evolves so fast, it may make sense to focus on the core parts and once you understand them, it may become easy for you to track and understand changes later.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0672325128?v=glance   (1656 words)

 The linux-kernel mailing list FAQ
Linux is no longer maintained with the BitKeeper source code management system, but with GIT, a tool Linus wrote after BitKeeper was no longer available to all developers.
Some kernel developers, including Linus and Marcelo, have chosen to use GIT to manage their kernel source trees, but this does not mean you need to use GIT yourself to maintain your trees or submit patches.
The kernel release announcements and patch descriptions from Jitterbug are also useful.
www.tux.org /lkml   (16953 words)

 Kernel Newsflash
This document is for the 2.2, 2.4 and 2.5 series kernels.
This is the same kernel (other than a name change) as the new development kernel (2.5.0).
Alan's kernels are available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/alan/ or a mirror near you.
www.atnf.csiro.au /~rgooch/linux/docs/kernel-newsflash.html   (1033 words)

 linux kernel monkey log
My talk went really well, despite being misquoted about the fact the size of the Linux kernel is growing both with number of individual developers as well as the overall code size.
I've been working on the graphics for my Linux Symposium talk and it turns out that the graph of Linux kernel developers and their relationship is a bit larger and more complex than I originally guessed.
The kernel changes so rapidly that it is quite expensive for a company to try to keep up without releasing their changes and becoming part of the community.
www.kroah.com /log   (6003 words)

 O'Reilly Media -- Bookstore: Understanding the Linux Kernel, Second Edition
The book has been updated to cover version 2.4 of the kernel, which is quite different from version 2.2: the virtual memory system is entirely new, support for multiprocessor systems is improved, and whole new classes of hardware devices have been added.
The kernel is Linux--in the case of the Linux operating system, it's the only bit of software to which the term "Linux" applies.
The new edition of the book has been updated to cover version 2.4 of the kernel, which is quite different from version 2.2: the virtual memory system is entirely new, support for multiprocessor systems is improved, and whole new classes of hardware devices have been added.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/linuxkernel2   (737 words)

 Linux Kernel
Translucency (Kernel module, for the overlaying of two seperate file systems, to allow reading from either file system and writing to one of them.
L7 (Linux kernel, iproute and tc patch to classify and prioritize packets based on patterns in in the application layer) (cvs) (ml)
The UML host Linux kernel is used only for the equivalent of hardware support.) (cvs) (ml) (UMLd daemon to control and manage UML instances) (usermodelinux.org UML news site) (umlsim "UML Simulator".
debianlinux.net /linux.html#io_layer   (3466 words)

 Break From Kernel Traffic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
From an average of 5 megs of email per week in 1999, the Linux kernel mailing list has gradually increased its traffic to 13 megs per week in 2005.
Kernel Traffic is grateful to be developed on a computer donated by Professor Greg Benson and Professor Allan Cruse in the Department of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco.
Kernel Traffic is hosted by the generous folks at kernel.org.
www.kerneltraffic.org /kernel-traffic/latest.html   (284 words)

 LKCD - Linux Kernel Crash Dump
The Linux Kernel Crash Dump (LKCD) project is designed to meet the needs of customers and system administrators wanting a reliable method of detecting, saving and examining system crashes.
LKCD is an attempt to move Linux towards greater supportability.
Kernel code for configuring dump parameters, catching error conditions, and executing a kernel memory dump.
lkcd.sourceforge.net   (265 words)

 List of mirror aliases by country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A number of sites all over the world are providing mirrors of the Linux Kernel Archives.
We either need the IP number or the.lkams.kernel.org address used in the lists of sites (click on a country) in order to identify the failing site, since most of the standard names are ambiguous and/or change with time.
The Linux Kernel Archives Mirror System currently consists of 104 sites in 47 countries or territories.
www.kernel.org /mirrors   (298 words)

  The Linux Kernel HOWTO
The kernel is mainly written in C, so the compiler/linker allows us to use symbol names when we code and allows the kernel to use addresses when it runs.
The Linux kernel is very robust; the oops may just kill the current process and leave the rest of the kernel in a good, solid state.
When you boot your new kernel, klogd will first look at /boot/System.map, determine it's not the correct map file for the booting kernel, then look at /usr/src/linux/System.map, determine that it is the correct map file for the booting kernel and start reading the symbols.
www.faqs.org /docs/Linux-HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html   (10621 words)

 Majordomo Lists at VGER.KERNEL.ORG
That is, the first architecture into which Linux was ever ported (having born at 386), and a nice 64 bit machine at that.
This is the Linux kernel ide/libata development discussion and bug reporting mailing list.
This is the Linux kernel development discussion and bug reporting mailing list.
vger.kernel.org /vger-lists.html   (2272 words)

 The User-mode Linux Kernel Home Page
User-Mode Linux is a safe, secure way of running Linux versions and Linux processes.
Run buggy software, experiment with new Linux kernels or distributions, and poke around in the internals of Linux, all without risking your main Linux setup.
#kernelnewbies on oftc.net is a also good place for UML questions and discussion that relate to kernel development in general.
user-mode-linux.sourceforge.net   (420 words)

 Kernel links
Description: From the introduction: "This glossary is intended as a brief description of some of the acronyms and terms you may hear during discussion of the Linux kernel".
Description: This is an attempt to document both the existence and usage of the spinlocks in the Linux 2.4.5 kernel.
Very good to get a general overview of the kernel networking implementation and understand all steps packets follow from the time they are received at the network device till they are delivered to applications.
jungla.dit.upm.es /~jmseyas/linux/kernel/hackers-docs.html   (2917 words)

 Linux Kernel Newbies - Linux Kernel Newbies
Kernelnewbies are a community of people that improve or update their Kernels and of aspiring Linux kernel developers and more experienced developers willing to share their knowledge.
A human readable changelog for the Linux kernel can be found on the LinuxChanges page.
An effort to organize all the pieces of useful information on the Internet about kernel hacking into a single place can be found at the Documents page.
kernelnewbies.org   (309 words)

 PowerPC Linux Kernel Archives
This site has a dual purpose: to provide useable, user end kernel binaries for a variety of PowerPC hardware configurations, and to provide kernel build stability information to kernel developers.
The latter of these is a work still in progress; e-mail Toby if you'd like to get involved.
For more information about the specific trees and links to their source code archives, select one of the items under the Kernel Trees menu to your left.
www.ppckernel.org   (261 words)

 Linux Kernel Tracker
This is the Kernel Tracker system (based on Bugzilla) for posting bugs against the mainline Linux kernels(not distribution kernels).
If you have problems or questions related to the Kernel Tracker itself, please contact the bugme admin or submit a bug report against it.
You can find the answer to some of your questions in the FAQ page too.
bugzilla.kernel.org   (74 words)

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