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The kernel is the central component of the operating system and manages hardware, process scheduling, file systems, virtual memory paging, inter-process and network communication, etc.

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raspbian stretch overrides cmdline.txt kernel.hostname parameter

i'm building an embedded prototyp with a raspberry pi 3b+ and its booting via pxe from the network read only. Multiple devices share the same root file system and just the boot folders are customized ...
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Kernel panic on shutdown/restart when relay board connected

I have a 3B+ with an added relay board. It's running Rasbian Stretch Lite (Linux blinky-stockholm 4.14.69-v7+ #1141 SMP Mon Sep 10 15:26:29 BST 2018 armv7l GNU/Linux) It seems like, if the relay-...
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Which Libraries can be called inside a Kernel Module [migrated]

Looking for a list of libraries which can be called from a custom Kernel Module. I understand that there are restrictions compared to user space and libraries like <stdio.h> and <string.h>...
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Kali ARM image for the Raspberry Pi (2018.3) - kernel mismatch?

I recently downloaded the latest(2018.3) Kali ARM image for the Raspberry Pi from https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-arm-images/ but I can't get it to recognize the built-in WiFi interface ...
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vcgencmd in buildroot

I am using buildroot to create a custom os for my raspberry pi. I would like to use the vcgencmd command, but I am unable to find the package that includes these tools. I have tried searching the ...
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Clearing edge detect registers (GPEDS0/GPEDS1) crashes Raspbian Stretch

I've been working on a PHP library for Raspberry Pi for a few years now, and since (not sure specifically which) a version of Raspbian Stretch, the Pi becomes completely unresponsive when clearing the ...
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Using Raspberry pi as USB bridge

I wanted to use my raspberry pi as USB bridge between multiple devices. We can assume that I want to connect my iPad which has POS software on it to my thermal printer. Most of star or Epson thermal ...
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Cross-compile the Raspberry Pi (linux-4.14.y) error

Compile the Raspberry Pi kernel kernel error, kernel version linux-4.14.y HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep In file included from /usr/include/linux/types.h:6:0, from /usr/include/asm/...
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dmi: Firmware registration failed

I have installed kernel 4.10.y from https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux. dmesg shows following errors ... [ 0.000000] Failed to get local register map. FIQ is disabled for cpus > 1 ... [ 0....
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Why doesn't extract-vmlinux work with Raspbian's /boot/kernel*.img?

To monitor if a reboot is necessary, I wanted to compare the version of /boot/kernel*img against the version of the running kernel. To get the kernel version of a compressed linux kernel image (...
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How do I interface with the “cprman” clock manager from another kernel module?

It's relatively simple to control the clock manager registers. I've found a set of values, and have C code that writes the desired values to the clock manager registers. This works well; that part ...
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Setup 2 USB gadget interfaces with RPi 0

I am having a problem setting up raspberry pi 0 using kernel gadget API as 2 interfaces. I need to have a hid interface and audio interface. I am able to do that using gadget/functions/uac2.usb0 and ...
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Execution interruption while holding a kernel spin lock

I want to toggle an GPIO pin with a certain accuracy. (i.e. latency about 1 us). I have a Raspberry Pi 3 model. Therefore I wrote a simple test kernel module. The toggling loop does basically this: ...
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Kernel module can't be loaded - “invalid module format”

Headline: I've cross-compiled a kernel module for the Raspberry Pi, but on attempting to load it, I get the following error: insmod: ERROR: could not insert module testmod.ko: Invalid module format ...
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Kernel panic, real time clock (possibly), UPS Pico

Have a fresh install of KivyPie, which is some months old, with updates (have done apt update/upgrade). It crashes: and the reason seems to be these two lines enable_uart=1 dtoverlay=i2c-rtc,ds1307 ...
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Using special pins as gpio

I would like to use I2C and SPI pins as a gpio on my raspberry pi zero w. To be more clear, BCM 3-5-7-11-13-14 pins on the link [1]. I want to disable I2C1, GPCLK0, SPI0, UART, PWM0. Is it possible ...
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Missing cpu.cfs_period_us cgroup subsystem in Raspbian Stretch on Raspberry Pi Zero

I'm dabbling about with cgroups on my Raspberry Pi Zero using the latest version of Raspbian Stretch and I was surprised to see only the following cpu cgroup subsystems available: cgroup....
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Cross Compiling ARM Kernel on 64bit machine

I've been trying to cross compile a kernel for my Pi 1 on my 64bit Desktop, following this guide: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/linux/kernel/building.md At this command (in the last ...
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Can I modify an RPi2 image to boot on an RPi3 B+?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+, and none of the operating systems that usually work on the RPi 3 will boot. I've done a small bit of research, and I think this has something to do with an outdated ...
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Kernel Bug with Compute module 3L

I am using a raspberry cM3L and a carrier PCB to record stereo video throughout the day and the device reboots itself at midnight everyday. About every 3 weeks the stereo recording fails and I get the ...
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Kernel panic - SMP: failed to stop secondary CPUs

I installed Raspbian 9 Stretch on my Raspberry Pi 2B board, I followed instructions at link https://robpol86.com/raspberry_pi_luks.html and randomly I get kernel panic message that ends: CPU2: ...
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wifi - WiFi sometimes does not work

When I powered the Raspberry Pi 3B on (I use Gentoo), WiFi was working. After reboot, it stopped working, both ip link list and ifconfig commands do not list it (they do if WiFi is working). I am ...
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RPi 3 kernel without VFAT support

I am building a very compact Linux kernel for my RPi 3. I have stripped a lot of features from the kernel. The current kernel size is around 4 MB. Currently I only have ext4 and vfat FS enabled. I ...
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ftrace + addr2line

I want to get kernel source code file name and line number of a kernel function from the function address that ftrace outputted on Raspberry Pi 3. I tried addr2line -e /boot/kernel8.img [function ...
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latest raspbian kernel update broke bash

I just updated by raspbian box (stretch, upgraded raspbian-kernel, using it as console only) and somehow broke bash. Every time I try to log in (either by ssh or locally) I get the following error: ...
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pyusb: scanner insufficient permissions

UPDATE: I added a symbolic link to my .rules file and it is being created every time I unplug/plug the scanner. I believe my issue is more of a permissions issue with my Python code and more ...
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How do I build a custom RPi kernel DEB package?

I've got a couple of patches to the kernel that I want to apply and use in Raspbian. If I follow the Kernel building guide, I can apply the patch and get my kernel image and modules working just fine -...
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Linux modules mismatch version

I have a very unusual condition, perhaps a partial update or unknown condition. #>uname -a Linux sip02 4.14.30-v7+ #1102 SMP Mon Mar 26 16:45:49 BST 2018 armv7l GNU/Linux #>uname -r 4.14.30-v7+...
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USB/Bridge using MAX3421

Please, could someone help me, I am trying to use the module (max3421-hcb) with the raspberry pi 3, but I really don't know how to load this module, with the parameters, like wich GPIO will act as INT ...
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Kernel Parameters in AArch64

My Raspberry Pi 3B runs fine with the standard installation of ArchLinuxARM-rpi-3-latest.tar.gz. However I cannot set kernel parameters anywhere for a custom TFT. Formerly there was a file cmdline.txt,...
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Kernel Panic : VFS :Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block [duplicate]

I was having an issue with my Pi, and ended up having to refresh my SD card with a new copy of Raspbian. I followed the links and instructions on the Raspberry Pi site about cleaning the SD card. I ...
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Header files not being found (sys/stat.h)

I am trying to compile a device driver to control some LEDs connected via GPIO pins. First, I got errors that /lib/modules/4.14.31-v7+/build was not found, so I ran sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-...
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Pi 3B+ jack audio inputs

Related: Raspberry Pi 3 audio input? I need to be able to input several jack microphones (minimum 2, more could prove useful) to my raspberry, to do some audio processing (between all inputs), and ...
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boot hang on random: crng init dome

I have kernel 4.9.80 (arm64) installed on a Debian stable system. This is on a RPI 3b. When the kernel gets to the line random: crng init done, it stops and never continues. I have read other articles ...
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Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown- block(179,6) running Raspbian NOT on top of NOOBS

I tried many fixes, but most of them are for NOOBS Raspbian installations, not for a clan Raspbian installation. I got the following Kernel Panic error: Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to ...
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Raspbian Kernel Cross Compiling Peripherals not working

I am having trouble compiling the Raspbian kernel from source. I used the instructions here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/linux/kernel/building.md. I am cross compiling on Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Problems with compiling drivers for rtl8192cu

I'm trying to use realtek 8188cu module in concurrent mode(both station and AP mode simultaneously). I downloaded the driver source files from here: https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/tree/...
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Optimizing linux filesystem and SD card for continuous video recording using Gstreamer

We are using raspberry pi3 and using omxh264enc with v4l2src fetching raw YUV 4:2:2 frames and encoding it to h264. use case: We have a write intensive gstreamer pipeline with two splitmux pipelines, ...
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Continuesly monitor GPIO input change/events in Bash

On a Raspberry Pi you can set the GPIO pins as an output or an input. An output or an input can be either high or low. For example, to monitor the input state (high or low) of GPIO pin 26 you can ...
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Cron and atd jobs cant see manually mounted file systems (mounted while on ssh) [closed]

I recently upgraded to debian [/raspbian] buster. Ever since then, cron jobs creating directories using mkdir -p <directory name> will create the directory on the root file system / device ...
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What repository to add for apt to find raspberrypi-kernel?

In the default Raspbian image I find *raspberrypi* kernel, bootloader, firmware etc. Using a bootstraped Installation I don't find them but using the same entries in /etc/apt/sources.list. In ...
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Trying to apply real time patch to kernel 4.9.76

Raspberry Pi 3 model B OS: Raspbian 9.3 stretch Kernel: armv7l Linux 4.9.76-v7+ CPU: ARMv7 rev 4 (v7l) @ 1.2GHz RAM: 1GB I'm trying to apply the real-time patch (it's highly desirable for my ...
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dtoverlay=gpio-poweroff not working on raspberry pi 3 B

Problem: I have a Raspi 3B rev: a02082 (Q1 2016 3 Model B 1.2 1 GB (Mfg by Sony)) running raspbian jessie kernel 4.9.35-v7 I want to signal to a power management circuit that filesystems ...
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/boot/upgrade not found on Ubuntu 16.10 with Berryboot

Hi! I am using Berryboot on my Raspberry PI 3 to boot between Raspbian, OPENElec, RetroPie & Ubuntu Server 16.10, Everything works smoothly except for one thing; When using the Apt-get command ...
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Kernel panic when running Raspberry Pi 3 version of CentOS

I'm new to Raspberry Pi and Linux. I'm a university student and I'm a little stuck. I had the idea that if I formatted the SD card that come with the Raspberry Pi and put CentOS (that's the OS we use ...
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Raspbian on RPi2 random total freeze since upgrade to stretch

I purchased a Raspberry PI 2 two years ago and installed Raspbian Jessie at the time. I configured several services including nginx/ssh/... with very specific settings so complete OS re-install is ...
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Systemwide Hotkey that runs a script

I know its possible to assign a Hotkey to run a Python script by configuring the openbox/lxde-pi-rc.xml. However this Hotkey then only works under X11 GUI. What I would need is a hotkey that works ...
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Linux SPIDEV clock timing issue

I am using a Linux board called NanoPi Neo based on the H3 chipset. I got the spidev driver working and it appears as /dev/spidev0.0 I am trying to use a SPI module called RF24L01. However, I was not ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W - Kernel Errors on dist-upgrade

I'm really looking for any help I can find here. I've recently purchased a Raspberry Pi Zero W (I also have a RPi1 and a RPi3). And I keep coming up against multiple issues, no matter what I try, so I ...
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No USB with upstream kernel

I have built a kernel for Raspberry Pi 2 using the latest upstream kernel (version 4.15-rc5): https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/ I configured it with ...