Simple question - complicated answers

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Wed Sep 26 21:13:42 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 17:19 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> alex wrote:
> > It's a little maddening to get answers  that dance all around a simple
> > question.
> When you start a new thread, it of course becomes impossible for us to know
> what the question is.
> > There's tons of information out there about the kernel and how to do
> > things with it but all I want to do is see what the kernel looks like.
> All?  What on earth makes you think that's a _simple_ question?
> > Where can I take a look at the kernel?    Isn't there a direct path to it?
> Linux uses what's known as a monolithic kernel.  The whole thing is
> in /boot/vmlinuz* (except of course for the initrd image and all the
> modules).  Fill yer boots!

And of course the various modules that get loaded dynamically! You will
need big boots!

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