LPI Linux Certification/Manage kernel at runtime

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Detailed Objective[edit]

Weight: 3

Description:
Candidates should be able to manage and/or query a 2.6.x kernel and its loadable modules.

  • Key Knowledge Areas:
    • Use command-line utilities to get information about the currently
    • running kernel and kernel modules.
    • Manually load and unload kernel modules.
    • Determine when modules can be unloaded.
    • Determine what parameters a module accepts.
    • Configure the system to load modules by names other than their file
    • name.
  • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and
    • utilities:
    • /lib/modules/kernel-version/modules.dep
    • module configuration files in /etc
    • /proc/sys/kernel/
    • depmod
    • insmod
    • lsmod
    • rmmod
    • modinfo
    • modprobe
    • uname