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Old 03-20-2004, 02:58 AM   #1
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Kernel 2.6 feature list


I want to contribute to the cause of open source so please can anyone get me the kerenel 2.6 feature list (detailed)....
 
Old 03-20-2004, 08:15 AM   #2
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I suggest you download the kernel source at www.kernel.org and then brwose through the menuconfig:

tar xvfj/xvfz <file>
make menuconfig
 
Old 03-20-2004, 11:32 AM   #3
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i did that .. since i am new to the linux kernel world.. switching from a user to kernel source explorer... it has not yet got me through the exact feature list of thenew 2.6 kernel .. please suggest where the list is
 
Old 03-20-2004, 11:40 AM   #4
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check www.linuxworld.com
they have classes for students that know nothing about the linux kernel, but want to contribute.
Kernel Source Explorer Classess, 149 US dollars a session.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 12:20 PM   #5
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thanx autopsy for the information will check out ..
i am in need of documents..
 
Old 03-20-2004, 01:28 PM   #6
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If you are looking for what is new in 2.6, over 2.4, then take a look at
kniggit.net/wwol26.html
 
Old 03-20-2004, 02:06 PM   #7
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How about www.kernel.org
surely they have what's new.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 02:21 PM   #8
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However, i'f your looking into how the kernel works, then you'd have to take a book out on it, because most of the info on the internet isn't well compacted.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 01:26 AM   #9
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i searched a lot on the net the thing is that i did not get through any proper material... which book do you suggest i should go for???
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:04 PM   #10
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I'd take a look at the stuff from Oreilly. They are usually the best when it comes to open source documentation.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxkernel2/> Its a little out of date (2.4 series) but i would assume it to be a good place to start. I'm not a c/c++ programmer so the linux kernel is a little greek to me.

Last edited by geekzen; 03-26-2004 at 03:05 PM.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:12 PM   #11
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info about the kernel is as close as /usr/src/linux directory!!
that documentation folder is 5+ megs in size. read thru it
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:51 PM   #12
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Hi people, I have a problem:

I have Mandrake 10 RC1 installed on my computer, I have both kernels, 2.6
and 2.4. But when I do a uname -a, I get a message like this:

Linux linxus6.uwaterloo.ca 2.4.25-0.pre7.3mdk #1 jeu fv 5 16:29:56 CET
2004 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

This means I only have a kernel 2.4 running. How can I switch my kernel 2.4
to 2.6? Since I have to use it for cifs mounting. Thank you.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 05:19 AM   #13
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how did you get through getting the kernel 2.6???
have you build from the source downloaded from the internet...
which is you loader...
 
Old 04-06-2004, 05:48 AM   #14
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victorhe,
have you told your boot loader (grub, lilo ..) about the 2.6 kernel ?
 
Old 04-06-2004, 06:16 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by hiteshmaisheri
how did you get through getting the kernel 2.6???
have you build from the source downloaded from the internet...
which is you loader...
binary (very large) kernel are distributed with linux distributions (such as Mandrake) -- that's not what you want.

as suggested before: download the kernel source at www.kernel.org

extract it to /usr/src/linux-2.6.X

change to that directory

open the README file

read it + proceed as suggested there

once you have build a new kernel, put it (bzImage) and System.map to a place suitable for your bootloader (e.g. /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.X and /boot/System.map-2.6.X)

for features: have a look into /usr/src/linux-2.6.X/Documentation (as suggested before)

Most linux distributions come along with a large bundle of HOWTOs from the Linux Documentation Project (LDP) Online version: http://www.tldp.org/

The "Kernel Hackers Guide" is accessible from there too.
 
  


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