Commands tagged kernel (35)

  • Needed a quick way to see if my server distro that I setup years ago was running 32bit or not, since with time I had forgotten. Note: does not check _hardware_ e.g. /proc/cpuinfo but rather the kernel installed Show Sample Output


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    getconf LONG_BIT
    varghjarta · 2012-12-12 23:51:51 3

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    arch
    anapsix · 2013-01-02 17:52:14 3
  • This should do the same thing and is about 70 chars shorter. Show Sample Output


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    aptitude remove $(dpkg -l|egrep '^ii linux-(im|he)'|awk '{print $2}'|grep -v `uname -r`)
    dbbolton · 2010-06-10 21:23:00 4
  • Note the double space: "...^ii␣␣linux-image-2..." Like 5813, but fixes two bugs: [1]This leaves the meta-packages 'linux-headers-generic' and 'linux-image-generic' alone so that automatic upgrades work correctly in the future. [2]Kernels newer than the currently running one are left alone (this can happen if you didn't reboot after installing a new kernel). I'm bummed that this took 228 characters. I'd like to see a simpler version. Show Sample Output


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    aptitude remove $(dpkg -l|awk '/^ii linux-image-2/{print $2}'|sed 's/linux-image-//'|awk -v v=`uname -r` 'v>$0'|sed 's/-generic//'|awk '{printf("linux-headers-%s\nlinux-headers-%s-generic\nlinux-image-%s-generic\n",$0,$0,$0)}')
    __ · 2010-12-11 11:38:15 4
  • Use `sysctl -p` without argument will only load /etc/sysctl.conf, but user configs always put in /etc/sysctl.d/*.conf, `sysctl --system` will load all the config files


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    sysctl --system
    tankywoo · 2015-01-29 07:56:36 1
  • depends on "jq" This is more reliable in my opinion. Show Sample Output


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    curl -s https://www.kernel.org/releases.json | jq '.latest_stable.version' -r
    ernierasta · 2019-03-06 08:48:04 4
  • This will remove all installed kernels on your debian based install, except the one you're currently using. From: http://tuxtweaks.com/2009/12/remove-old-kernels-in-ubuntu/comment-page-1/#comment-1590


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    dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d' | xargs sudo apt-get -y purge
    mitzip · 2010-06-10 20:33:32 0
  • Remove old kernels (*-generic and *-generic-pae) via apt-get on debian/ubuntu based systems. Tested on ubuntu 10.04 - 12.04.


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    sudo apt-get remove $(dpkg -l|awk '/^ii linux-image-/{print $2}'|sed 's/linux-image-//'|awk -v v=`uname -r` 'v>$0'|sed 's/-generic*//'|awk '{printf("linux-headers-%s\nlinux-headers-%s-generic*\nlinux-image-%s-generic*\n",$0,$0,$0)}')
    mtron · 2012-08-15 10:02:12 1

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    dpkg -l linux-* | awk '/^ii/{ print $2}' | grep -v -e `uname -r | cut -f1,2 -d"-"` | grep -e [0-9] | xargs sudo apt-get -y purge
    yusufk · 2014-01-29 10:42:40 0
  • Lists all installed kernels minus the current one. This is useful to uninstall older kernels that take too much space on /boot partition. Show Sample Output


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    dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d'
    bugmenot · 2021-10-30 22:32:29 62
  • Lockstat will sample the kernel 977 times per second, and print out the functions that it sees executing on the CPU during the sample. The -s 10 switch tells lockstsat to not only print that function, but also show the call stack (up to 10 deep). Show Sample Output


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    lockstat -I -i 977 -s 30 -h sleep 1 > /tmp/profile.out
    garylittle · 2009-03-13 13:17:53 0
  • A little aptitude magic. Note: this will remove images AND headers. If you just want to remove images: aptitude remove ?and(~i~nlinux-im ?not(~n`uname -r`)) I used this in zsh without any problems. I'm not sure how other shells will interpret some of the special characters used in the aptitude search terms. Use -s to simulate.


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    aptitude remove ?and(~i~nlinux-(im|he) ?not(~n`uname -r`))
    dbbolton · 2010-06-11 22:57:09 0
  • These are way better than fortune(6). Show Sample Output


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    grep -2riP '\b(fuck|shit|bitch|tits|ass\b)' /usr/src/linux/
    h3xx · 2011-07-27 23:11:02 1

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    sudo apt-get purge $(dpkg -l linux-{image,headers}-"[0-9]*" | awk '/ii/{print $2}' | grep -ve "$(uname -r | sed -r 's/-[a-z]+//')")
    funkjedi · 2015-03-15 15:57:19 1
  • TIMTOWTDI


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    perl -e 'chomp($k=`uname -r`); for (</boot/vm*>) {s/^.*vmlinuz-($k)?//; $l.="linux-image-$_ ";} system "aptitude remove $l";'
    dbbolton · 2010-06-10 22:16:47 0
  • Use modprobe to list all the dependencies of a certain kernel module. Handy when debugging system issues. Show Sample Output


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    modprobe --show-depends module_name
    miguelcnf · 2012-08-17 16:54:52 0
  • This is likely only valid on Solaris based systems. Unfortunately a lot of the more universal techniques for determining if a system is 32bit or 64bit on x86 solaris fail to give much more information than "i86pc" Show Sample Output


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    isainfo -v
    halcyonblue · 2013-01-04 03:07:28 1
  • Reload all defined kernel variables from /etc/sysctl.conf(if no parameter after -p is given) without the old myth "Ah, you'll need to reboot to apply those variables"... Show Sample Output


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    /sbin/sysctl -p
    Risthel · 2013-02-14 12:48:26 0
  • Returns the version of the kernel module specified as "MODULENAME", when available. Show Sample Output


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    lsmod | grep -io MODULENAME| xargs modinfo | grep -iw version
    adriano · 2013-03-18 07:52:14 10
  • Linux offers an interesting option to restrict the use of dmesg. It is available via /proc/sys/kernel/dmesg_restrict. You can check the status with: cat /proc/sys/kernel/dmesg_restrict Alternatively you can use sysctl: sudo sysctl -w kernel.dmesg_restrict=1 To make your change persistent across reboot, edit a fille in /etc/sysctl.d/.


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    sudo sh -c 'echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/dmesg_restrict'
    Blacksimon · 2015-03-13 20:54:45 0
  • If, for example, you want to remove all kernels and headers but the last three versions, you can't use one of that magic all-in-one "remove old stuff" commands. With this simple but elegant command you can remove a range of versions, or a list of versions with e.g. {14,16,20}. Show Sample Output


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    apt purge linux*{14..18}*
    ppq · 2016-04-20 07:44:55 0
  • zless /proc/config.gz


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    zgrep CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ /proc/config.gz
    h3xx · 2011-07-24 02:06:09 0
  • Then exit from the shell. exit some time need to exit twice exit exit Now the OS will boot with the new parameters.


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    echo "root=/dev/sda7" > /proc/param.conf
    totti · 2011-09-27 18:06:53 1
  • since awk was already there one can use it instead of the 2 greps. might not be faster, but fast enough


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    apt-get remove $(dpkg -l | awk "/^ii linux-(image|headers)/ && ! /`uname -r`/ {print \$2}")
    _john · 2011-10-09 13:58:47 0
  • after kernel build with make deb-pkg, I like to install the 4 newest packages that exist in the directory. Beware: might be fewer for you....


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    sudo dpkg -i `ls -tr *.deb | tail -n4`
    _john · 2011-10-09 14:20:11 0
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