Who wants to know the mystery behind import

The new vm_area_struct structure is put into the list of vm_area_struct pointed at by the shmid_ds. Internally, the quality assurance department runs rigorous regression test suites on each new pass of the operating system, and reports any bugs. It then restores the state of the new process (again this is …

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Let your Slackware terminal speak its mind

This means that if a system has two IDE controllers there will be entries for the IDE subsystem at indices at 3 and 22 in the blk_dev and blkdevs vectors. When someone detects a bug it reports it to the community and they release a patch as soon as possible …

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Open the gates for atd

As they are part of the Linux kernel they cannot use virtual memory. With every new iteration, Raspberry Pi mini-computer is getting more powerful. By opening the code to widespread examination, more people take part in finding its bugs and security flaws, in testing for broad compatibility across platforms, and …

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The secrets behind cpio

Every transmitted ethernet frame can be seen by all connected hosts and so every ethernet device has a unique address. The pops vector is indexed by the address family identifier, for example the Internet address family identifier (AF_INET is 2). If the thief runs, he/she probably won't get caught …

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The key to success with kbd_mode

Whenever a process has to wait the operating system takes the CPU away from that process and gives it to another, more deserving process. The container is when the image is running, such as loading an ISO file in Virtualbox and installing it. Writing a byte to a file position …

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Is Cinnamon the best windows manager for Linux?

You can do almost anything with it, including software installation, application and server configurations, file system management and much more. Think about other software you use everyday that is proprietary and apply the fact that you can't be sure what it is actually doing! Networking the critical aspects of a …

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Getting acquainted with Joli OS

But it starts at the top. In many ways, Linux and UNIX administration is today much easier than administration for popular commercial personal operating systems because it is much more transparent. It stands to affect the people of the world at least as profoundly as the Industrial Age. Multiprocessing is …

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Here's what no-one tells you about objcopy

There are no set boundaries or any limitations. The visibility and easy access to the source code, which I mentioned earlier, can also be a double-edged sword as bad-intentioned people can find vulnerabilities and leave backdoors for future exploits. Processes begin life as executable object code, which is machine-runnable code …

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Fundamentals of libpipeline

It is time for the opening of the tools that will be needed to build this new age. The physical on-disk form of this mapping-for example, a simple table or a hash-is implemented and managed by the kernel code that supports a given filesystem. The reality is that not only …

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Succeed with atrm on Linux

Whereas pwd is just run by itself with no arguments, ls is a little more powerful. If this execution fails because the file is not in executable format, and the file is not a directory, it is assumed to be a shell script, a file containing shell commands. They are …

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What's the purpose of the GPG-KEY file?

To make sure that even in a dual boot scenario office staff do not cling to their past desktop but acclimate quickly to the new desktop simply requires a "conversion plan." All of the employees know they will have a dual boot system that is fully functional for the first …

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Never mess with e2fsck and here's the reason why

The job of cache coherency is done partially by the hardware and partially by the operating system. One side note is that the popularity of the macOS hardware and operating system as a platform for development that mainly targets Linux may be attributed to the BSD-like macOS operating system. There …

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At the command line with sparse

The first data written into the pipe is the first data read from the pipe. Like the rest of the kernel, device drivers use data structures to keep track of the device that it is controlling. These controllers are connected to the CPU and to each other by a variety …

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What's the purpose of the CHECKSUMS.md5.asc file?

As you can see, long hand command line options begin with two dashes ( -- ) and short hand options begin with a single dash ( - ). Use man command to display manual page of any desired command. There are several good reasons for becoming familiar with Linux. Where do you think Microsoft gets its …

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Sick and tired of using showmount the same way?

Now Linux must check that any waiting, suspended, processes may now apply their semaphore operations. Much of enterprise IT's excitement is focused on advancements at the application level (and rightly so), but it's Linux that powers these innovations and helps to drive modern computing forward. If you're interested in writing …

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Here's what no-one tells you about timeout

The device identifier for the first partition of that disk (/dev/hdb1) is (3,65). Shell scripting is really what separates novice Linux consumers from advanced Linux users. This is why our previous shell script works even without us defining bash as an interpreter. The inode contains metadata associated with …

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