LPI Linux Certification/Software & Kernel Configuration

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Detailed Objective[edit]

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Candidates should be able to configure kernel options to support various drives. This objective includes using LVM (Logical Volume Manager) to manage hard disk drives and partitions, as well as software tools to view & modify hard disk settings.

  • Key knowledge area(s):
    • Tools and utilities to configure DMA for IDE devices including ATAPI and SATA
    • LVM tools and utilities
    • Tools and utilities to manipulate or analyse system resources (e.g. interrupts)
  • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
    • /proc/interrupts
    • hdparm
    • tune2fs
    • sysctl