Test yourself on configuring, building, and installing a Linux kernel and LKMs.
- [Voiceover] So in your exercise files,…you should find Chapter 5 Challenges.pdf…with the directions for these challenges.…In this one, we're gonna configure and build…a kernel and its modules and install them…and be ready to go and try our new kernel.…The building can take quite a while,…so I'm estimating it'll take you about 60 minutes for this…but it could well be longer if you have a slower computer.…Good luck.…
We survey the Linux kernel specification, boot process, and loadable kernel modules. You will practice techniques such as downloading and searching Linux kernel source code and configuring a Linux kernel from scratch. Challenge and solution videos at the end of almost every chapter allow you to test your new Linux skills along the way.
- What is the Linux kernel?
- Controlling hardware
- Reading Linux kernel messages
- Reading and writing files from the proc and sysfs filesystems
- Configuring GRUB
- Using kernel command-line parameters
- Configuring run levels
- Working with loadable kernel modules (LKMs)
- Searching the kernel source code
- Building and installing a Linux kernel
Skill Level Advanced
1. Surveying the Linux Kernel
3. Working with Loadable Kernel Modules
4. Examining Linux Kernel Source Code
5. Configuring and Building a Linux Kernel
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