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Old 01-08-2004, 05:33 PM   #1
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kernel qstn


im not even sure how to ask this.
i wanted to know if the kernel gets loaded into RAM (i dont mean any specific operations, but just the whole thing). heh.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 07:27 PM   #2
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"i wanted to know if the kernel gets loaded into RAM "

Yes. The portion of the kernel located in /boot is loaded into RAM when you boot. The portion of the kernel which is made up of modules located in /lib/modules is loaded into RAM on an as needed basis.

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Old 01-08-2004, 07:35 PM   #3
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oh great - thanks. so yu mean the kernel image vmlinuz is what's loaded into the ram?
 
Old 01-08-2004, 07:45 PM   #4
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"oh great - thanks. so yu mean the kernel image vmlinuz is what's loaded into the ram?"

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Old 01-08-2004, 08:32 PM   #5
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vm = virt. mem.?
linuz?

why wasnt it vmlinux?

i realize im askin too many qstns here.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 09:00 PM   #6
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Cause it is compressed

And everyone likes to put a z at the end of a compressed file

Don't ask me why it isn't vmlinuxz though.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 09:39 PM   #7
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Don't ask me why it isn't vmlinuxz though. [/B]
LOL - i won't.

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Because vmlinuxz sounds dumb
 
  


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