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Old 08-04-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
manikool
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How to read vmlinuz...


HI ,

I wanted to if the kernel and the scheduler are processes?
If they were then why they dont show up when i type 'ps' in the terminal?

I also wanted to what exactly is kernel and what code does it contain..
I have read that the kernel code is present in vmlinuz in a compressed form which is decompressed after loading it into the memory. Then how to read the vmlinuz file?.

Any advice on this is welcome !!!
Thanx in advance..

Cheers
Manikool.
 
Old 08-04-2009, 01:26 AM   #2
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I suggest you start here and follow the hyperlinks as well
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vmlinux#Compression
 
  


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