linux Kernel

Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at
Fri Nov 10 21:40:52 UTC 2006

On 10/28/06, Cheatah 0#@!^ <cheataah at> wrote:
> What is the real concept of a linux kernel ? What all are the
> constituents if it ?
> Are all the folder which we see in the "/"(root folder) the
> constituents of a kernel, or is it a single file ??

Strictly speaking, the kernel is the /boot/vmlinuz-version file
(/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-27-686 on my machine).  This file, when loaded
or during normal operation, will read in pluggable modules in
/lib/modules, and /lib/linux-restricted-modules.  These files, while
separate on the disk, become part of the running kernel while the
system is in operation.


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