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Old 12-13-2013, 04:56 AM   #1
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What is the Role of kernal in linux?


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In the linux kernal play a role.so i want to know about kernal.
 
Old 12-13-2013, 05:39 AM   #2
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Hi
In the linux kernal play a role.so i want to know about kernal.
Actually, the kernel is Linux, and Linux is the kernel. The rest is GNU and other open software.

The role of the kernel is to provide access to hardware and to coordinate the various processes on your system.
 
Old 12-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #3
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IBM had a really good name for it: SCP = System Control Program. Because that, in essence, is what "the kernel" actually does. It controls the system hardware.
 
Old 12-13-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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A easy way to understand is
The Kernal or kernel is the Engine that drives the Train all other software is like the carriages that run behind.

Trev
 
Old 12-13-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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The kernel is the main switchboard, as well as master control--all commands go through the kernel.

You might find the Interactive Kernel Map useful.

Any OS has a kernel. In Windows, it is called "ntoskrnl.exe."

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