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LPIC I Exam Cram™ 2: Linux Professional Institute Certification Exams 101 and 102 by Ross Brunson

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Chapter 14. Kernel Configuration and Custom Compilation

Terms you’ll need to understand:

Archive

Compile

Compression

Driver

Kernel

Module

Patch

Tarball

Techniques you’ll need to master:

Understanding kernel options

Configuring modules

Patching a kernel source tree

Compiling a kernel

Troubleshooting kernel boot issues

Repairing library issues

Identifying stable kernel versions

Overview of the Kernel

The Linux kernel doesn’t constitute much of what we refer commonly to as Linux. The majority of the Linux operating system is made up of software packages, daemons, and applications that are not needed to actually run the OS.

The kernel handles a multitude of things, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Memory management

  • Dividing up processor time ...

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