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Old 10-28-2005, 11:06 PM   #1
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the kernel proper


if someone says that they are reviewing the "kernel proper", what are they talking about? the source code?
 
Old 10-28-2005, 11:11 PM   #2
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Re: the kernel proper

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if someone says that they are reviewing the "kernel proper", what are they talking about? the source code?
Never heard that one before, but I would have to venture a guess they were talking about the kernel itself, not the source code. That's just a W.A.G. on my part though...
 
Old 10-29-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
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what they probably mean is the kernel raw as presented at kernel.org
as opposed to the many hacked and patched / altered versions distributed in binary distributions.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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I interpret the phrase simply to mean, "the kernel, as opposed to the many other layers of software that are wrapped around it."

"The kernel" of an operating-system is the central "system control program" that actually operates the hardware of the machine. The kernel is loaded into memory at boot-time, and it stays there. (In Linux, the kernel also includes loadable kernel modules, which function as part of the kernel when loaded.)

Most programs never deal directly with the kernel: they use shared libraries such as glibc to do nearly everything.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 09:53 PM   #5
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I interpret the phrase simply to mean, "the kernel, as opposed to the many other layers of software that are wrapped around it."

yes yes that makes perfect sense "from within the kernel proper"
 
  


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