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Linux Tutorial Glossary - kernel

kernel

The primary part of the operating system. This manages all system functions such as memory, task scheduling, how devices are accessed, etc.

LDT   region descriptor   descriptor   device driver   exception handlers   file table   interrupt handler   kerneld   kernel mode   kernel parameter   namei cache   page directory   page table   panic   process   process table   region table   system mode  

References:

Introduction to Operating Systems -> Operating System Layers -> Operating System Layers
Linux Basics -> What Linux is All About -> What Linux is All About
Linux Basics -> What Linux is All About -> Guided Tour
Basic Administration -> Starting and Stopping the System -> The Boot Process
Basic Administration -> Starting and Stopping the System -> Init Scripts
Basic Administration -> Printers and Interfaces -> Printers and Interfaces
Basic Administration -> System Logging -> Syslogd
Basic Administration -> System Logging -> Managing System Logs
Basic Administration -> Webmin -> Webmin
The Operating System -> The Operating System
The Operating System -> The Kernel -> The Kernel
The Operating System -> The Kernel -> Processes -> Processes
The Operating System -> The Kernel -> Processes -> The Life Cycle of Processes
The Operating System -> The Kernel -> Processes -> Process Scheduling
The Operating System -> The Kernel -> Interrupts Exceptions and Traps
The Operating System -> The Kernel -> Linux Data Structures -> Linux Data Structures
The Operating System -> The Kernel -> System Calls
The Operating System -> The Kernel -> Memory Management -> Paging and Swapping
The Operating System -> Rebuilding Your Kernel -> Rebuilding Your Kernel
The Operating System -> Rebuilding Your Kernel -> Installing Your Kernel
The Operating System -> Devices and Device Nodes -> Major and Minor Numbers
The Operating System -> Files and File Systems -> Disk Layout
The Computer Itself -> Basic Input-Output Services and the System Bus -> Basic Input-Output Services and the System Bus
The Computer Itself -> The Expansion Bus -> Industry Standard Architecture ISA
The Computer Itself -> The Expansion Bus -> Extended Industry Standard Architecture EISA
The Computer Itself -> The Expansion Bus -> The Small Computer Systems Interface SCSI
The Computer Itself -> The Expansion Bus -> PCI
The Computer Itself -> The Central Processing Unit -> Intel Processors
The Computer Itself -> Hard Disks -> Hard Disks
The Computer Itself -> Floppy Drives -> Floppy Drives
Networking -> TCP-IP -> TCP-IP
Networking -> NFS -> NFS
Networking -> Firewalls -> Securing the Server
Networking -> Network Technologies -> ISDN
System Monitoring -> Finding Out About Your System -> Hardware and the Kernel
Solving Problems -> Solving Problems Yourself -> Preparing Yourself
Solving Problems -> Solving Problems Yourself -> Problem Solving
Solving Problems -> Solving Problems Yourself -> Crash Recovery
Solving Problems -> Getting Help -> Calling Support
Installing and Upgrading -> Preparing for the Installation -> Preparing for the Installation
Installing and Upgrading -> Preparing for the Installation -> Installation Problems
Installing and Upgrading -> Preparing for the Installation -> Preparing for the Worst
Installing and Upgrading -> Upgrading an Existing System -> Upgrading an Existing System
Installing and Upgrading -> Adding Hardware -> Adding Hardware
Installing and Upgrading -> Adding Hardware -> Preparation
Installing and Upgrading -> Adding Hardware -> RAM
Installing and Upgrading -> Adding Hardware -> SCSI Devices
Installing and Upgrading -> Adding Hardware -> Other SCSI Devices
Installing and Upgrading -> Adding Hardware -> EIDE Drives
Installing and Upgrading -> Adding Hardware -> CD-ROMs
Installing and Upgrading -> A Treasure Chest of Choices -> A Treasure Chest of Choices
Installing and Upgrading -> A Treasure Chest of Choices -> Deutsche Linux Distribution DLD
The Operating System -> Software Basics -> Computer Languages
The Operating System -> Software Basics -> Device Driver Basics
  
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