The Linux kernel is the operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems. It is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software.

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My server boots a kernel I don't recognize

On my dedicated server I'm running Debian 7.5 as an OS. I have installed OpenVZ for amd64 architecture to use the benefits of virtualization but after successfully installing it (following these ...
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Warning :mounting fs with errors, running e2fsck is recommended

Linux server will hang and when I restart it will take around 2 hours to come up and resume normal operations. I checked the system log files and found mounting fs with errors, running e2fsck is ...
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How to disable ipv6 support in Linux entirely?

We are currently setting up a some local network servers to run in a full ipv4 network. I can be sure, that this network don't have ipv6 support, and never will. Next to that, partially because of ...
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Windows multicast NLB with Linux clients

I'm (on behalf of a client, anyway) having some troubles with Linux accessing a multicast NLB cluster hosted on Hyper-V (waiting for more information on what version, but I don't think the version is ...
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Unidentifiable processes under Redhat Linux

Upon issuing a ps ax command on a server I see the following processes that I can't identify. Googling them yields nothing useful. Does anybody know what these are or how I would track them down? The ...
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INFO : task events/2:69 blocked for more than 120 seconds

I'm using RHEL 6.3 running on VMWare vsphere and aproximatively every month there is this error message and application running above hang until I restart the server: "echo 0 > ...
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enable fanotify on oracle redhat linux kernel 2.6.39-400

As a newbie in linux environment, I am trying to install clamav daemon, which is clamd, on oracle redhat linux 6 kernel EUK 2.6.39-400. It needs to have fanotify enabled in the kernel. As I see there ...
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The default value for vm.dirty_background_ratio

Wondering why the default value for "vm.dirty_background_ratio" from Linux Server (CentOS and Ubuntu) is set to 40. Is this just a recommendation for safety? Or is there any particular reason why? ...
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linux not replying to an arp request

I am running linux 3.14 on a system with 2 interfaces. on the first interface, i can access our local network. on the second interface, arp packets come in but linux doesn't send out reply. is it ...
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Utility to list and modify kernel modules loaded during system startup

How do I list all kernel modules loaded while system startup? Is there a user space utility to list and modify the modules loaded during system startup? I am working on RHEL6 Desktop and RHEL6 ...
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View full program command line arguments in OOM killer logs

Is it possible to view full program command line arguments in OOM killler logs ? What I see now in /var/log/syslog is Memory cgroup out of memory: Kill process 29187 (beam.smp) score 998 or sacrifice ...
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Apply patch to custom kernel manually [closed]

I compiled a RHEL based kernel with a script. I've come to know that our version of kernel is vulnerable to attack and we need to apply security patches. ...
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Cause of page fragmentation on “large” server with xfs, 20 disks and Ceph

Any insight from someone with a bit of experience in the linux IO system would be helpful. Here is my story: Recently brought up a cluster of six Dell PowerEdge rx720xds to serve files via Ceph. ...
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systemrescuecd 4.3.1: parted cannot inform kernel of change

I am trying to use parted (3.2) on systemrescuecd (4.3.1), but keep getting the error message similar to below. Error: Partition(s) 2, 3, 4 on /dev/sdd have been written, but we have been unable to ...
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task fstrim blocked for more than 120 seconds

I'm experiencing random crashes on my system. I've narrowed the problem to the fstrim program that's launched weekly by cron. In the console, I've got a set of blocked tasks among whigetch I find ...
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shorewall can'T start: UNTRACKED state requires Raw Table in your kernel and iptables

I'm trying setting up my firewall and installed and configured shorewall. Unfortunately I tried to directly configure iptables first, but this didn't work. When I start shorewall, I get this messages ...
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dummy network interface in Linux

When i create a dummy network interface and then bring it up it show up being in UNKNOWN state: root@5b8dd2855a9c:# ip l a boom type dummy root@5b8dd2855a9c:# ip l show boom 58: boom: ...
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“Nosy Neighbor” and the CFQ scheduler

I'm trying to understand how does using CFQ affects the "Nosy Neighbor" problem. I'll ask it a bit naively, can a "Nosy Neighbor" even exist when using CFQ? Isn't that CFQ should make sure all ...
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order 4 allocation failure disaster

Some environment details first: Hardware: Intel Server Board S2600GZ 2 x Intel Xeon CPU E5-2620 64GB DDR3 RAM Intel RAID Controller RS2BL (LSI SAS2108) with 4TB LVM Volume made of SAS disks ...
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web server “task blocked for more than 120 seconds”

my web server is down every 2 days. it became unresponsive and I can only see the message below on the console. task **** blocked for more than 120 seconds. The only way to bring it up is resetting ...
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CentOS 5.10 TCP Sequence Number

We have done a security check on a server and its come back with Linux Kernel TCP Sequence Number Generation Security Weakness. We are looking to correct this being flagged up on the check We are ...
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Linux NFS hangs after about 15 minutes

I'm somewhat new when it comes to administering Linux and NFS, so please bear with me. We are trying to setup a small cluster at work. Currently the system is just 2 DELL high-end workstations, ...
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Can high disk cache usage lead to external fragmentation and ultimately to page allocation failures?

We're getting page allocation failures on a Linux server (3.2 kernel). We've been told the problem is directly related to the high use of the memory for cache; this would lead to external ...
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All terminal windows suddenly disappear in Linux [closed]

Sorry in advance for the wall of text. I'm having a problem which is leaving me with very few clues as to what might be going on. Also, I apologize if ServerFault isn't the ideal place for this ...
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WANem doesn't boot after install

I'm using WANem live cd (based on knoppix) to perform network bandwidth tests. In order to keep the current configuration, I've installed it on hard disk (using the gui installation tool provided ...
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CVE-2014-0196 Vulnerability for CentOS

Trying to patch CVE-2014-0196 Vulnerability but yum can't find packages updates CentOS 6.5 (Final) Panel version: 11.0.9 Update #61 # uname -r 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64 # yum update kernel Loaded ...
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ext3/ext4 physical block size view

I'm using a suse 11 server with xfs and using "xfs_info /srv" command i seen this. xfs_info /srv/ meta-data=/dev/mapper/vg01-srvvol isize=256 agcount=38, agsize=1964032 blks = ...
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Server won't boot, kernel panic - not syncing

After a reboot of a CentOS 6.2 server we are getting a kernel panic with the following error: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! Panic occurred, switching back to text console ...
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“sock_sendmsg-error 22” error in RHEL

I am using RHEL 5.10 servers ( which are in cluster using some shared services). When I restart them using "init 6" or "reboot". the servers hang while shutting down, continuously showing the below ...
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Linode Kernel Headers

I am trying to install the Idera (R1soft) linux agent on a Linode running Ubuntu 12.04LTS. The agent requires a driver which in turn requires the kernel headers. Linode uses custom kernels though so ...
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Why does /proc/net/tcp6 represents ::1 as ::100:0

I was writing an utility to check /proc/net/tcp and tcp6 for active connections as its faster than parsing netstat output. As I dont actually have ipv6 enabled I was mainly utilizing localhost as my ...
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how to determine who is using the slabs?

Is there any way to figure out who or what is allocating size-256 slabs, like in the slabtop output below? I had to reboot a server yesterday that had 5G out of 8G RAM in size-256 slabs and was ...
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Linux meminfo “Buffers” takes more than 10% total memory? [duplicate]

I noticed that meminfo - Buffers occupies significant amount of RAM on some servers in my work environment. I'd like to know what is exactly is "Buffers" and why it takes that much amount of RAM. ...
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“show_signal_msg: N callbacks suppressed” then pegged at 100% and machine unresponsive

This happened on an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit DigitalOcean Droplet: Apr 22 02:17:02 localhost CRON[32514]: (root) CMD ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly) Apr 22 03:16:59 localhost ...
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Removeing ulimit from boot / init

In CentOs as from version 6 there is a by default process limit 1024 for every user i.e /etc/security/limits.d/90-nproc.conf * soft nproc 1024 I have to execute a backend ...
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How can I make my own linux distro? [closed]

My question is bit off-topic or may be impractical. The thing is, on the web too many material available to download customized linux distro. But what if I want to make my own linux distro ? ...
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Can't update linux kernel on VPS

I recently started using VPS from OVH: http://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/vps-classic.xml This is likely problem very specific to this one provider. My goal is to install and run Docker on it, for this I need ...
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What signal is being sent to an EC2 Instance on shut down?

When you terminate an instance-store pv instance through the AWS console or the API, what "signal" does it receive so it knows it has to gracefully shut down? First guess would be ACPI, but on boot ...
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Server crash : “unable to handle kernel paging request”

My fresh new Ubuntu webserver randomly crashes with the following error in the syslog. It doesn't respond anymore and I have to do a hard reboot. It happens almost one time a day. Server kernel is : ...
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__ticket_spinlock high cpu

We are having a strange problem on our Ubuntu 10.04 KVM infrastructure, where periodically, one of two vm webservers freaks out, with persistently high load, even if we restart the applications. (the ...
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What is the latest stable valid linux kernel for 3.8 version? [closed]

I want to know the latest stable kernel version of 3.8. Can any one help me out for this issue? I browsed for this issue but I didnt get the solution
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CIFS error -512 on a mount

So we have Alfresco running at work and I like to have our repository mounted via CIFS: mount /mnt/alfresco/ -v mount.cifs kernel mount options: ...
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Virtual Machines - Possible to Restore Replace Kernel without Rebuild?

I'm using Linux Virtual Machines (Wheezy, Linux Vserver), each with a desktop environment including Firefox. If a Virtual Machine where to be compromised (e.g., SQL injection) so the kernel is ...
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How to undo rm -rf? [closed]

How we can undo rm -rf command ? For example, I have Application folder. And I have remove it by rm -rf Application But it was my mistake and want to recovery or want that Application Folder. But ...
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ext4 production ready on kernel 2.6.32 (debian6)?

I've to maintain a production system on debian6 (kernel version 2.6.32). I'd like to use ext4 on a ssd disk (and generally hope to improve performance upgrading from ext3). I can't find any reference ...
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Linux Kernel complaining about TSC when selected clock source is Hyper V

We are running RHEL 6 boxes on HyperV with Windows Server 2012. On a few on our RHEL boxes, I am seeing this error in /var/log/messages kernel: Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -62519781 ns). ...
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Linux Cannot change tx-checksumming

On a Linux 3.2 kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux on VmWare, i get checksum errors on ipv6 tcp packets. So I can ping6, but not connect by ipv6 to ssh, smtp, ...
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Make a bridge with two ports behave like a veth pair

I have a linux bridge with two ports, namely p0 and p1, and I would like to modify the bridge behavior so that every frame showing up in one port is relayed to the other port and viceversa, i.e. the ...
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find out which memory pages are owned by kernel

I can obtain a wonderful memory map of all processes with the Linux command pmap $(ps -A | awk '{print $1}'|grep -v PID) | sort | grep \^0 It looks like ... 00007fd6dbf45000 4K rw--- ...
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ext3 option on error doesn't work

I have a redhat server 5.8 with ext3 on top of lvm, i noticed ext3 has setting "Errors behavior: Continue" in the fs super block, from the man page of mount command i readed this ...