Release Notes For Linux v2.0

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This is the release notes for linux release v2.0 (source code: linux-2.0.tar.gz) with format adjusted by removing/replacing tabs/spaces/new lines/formatting marks. This notes document can give us an understanding of the early development of the Linux kernel. The original ASCII formatted version is at the end of this post. Intro This document contains a list of
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How to change CONFIG_HZ parameter for Linux Kernel

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If we want to change the tick time for Linux Kernel, we need to change CONFIG_HZ parameter in Linux Kernel. Do we have other better ways to change it rather than compiling Linux Kernel. Please ignore the way to add ‘divider=10’ in grub config file because it is limited only for RH/CentOS distros. Zhiqiang, please
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Required packages for building YouCompleteMe for Vim on Fedora 21

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YouCompleteMe for Vim on Fedora 21 reports this error: [zma@laptop:~/.vim/bundle/YouCompleteMe]$ ./install.sh — The C compiler identification is GNU 4.9.2 — The CXX compiler identification is GNU 4.9.2 — Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc — Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc — works — Detecting C compiler ABI info — Detecting C compiler ABI info
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svn: how to clean up my repository directory?

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I have a local svn repository. I work in the repository, e.g. compiling latex documents and building software packages, and there are many useless temporary files there. How can I clean it up by automatically clean these temporary files like the git clean -f in git? svn seems has no built-in function for this. But
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How to compile Latex on Linux

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How to compile Latex on Linux, and what’s the needed packages? On Fedora, the packages needed can be simply installed via: # yum install texlive* dvipdfmx To compile a latex document (say doc.tex) with bibtex used: $ latex doc $ bibtex doc $ latex doc $ latex doc $ dvips doc.dvi $ ps2pdf doc.ps The
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Building and Installing Linux Kernel from the Source Code in an Existing Linux OS

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Building Linux kernel may sound a complex and geek-only thing. However, as Linux kernel itself has much less depended tools/packages compared to other software packages, it is quite easy to compile, build and install a Linux kernel from the source code in an existing Linux OS. Building Linux kernel is needed if you need to
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How to Run a Command Upon Files or Directories Changes on Linux

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Doing actions upon changes of files and directories is very useful. Examples like compiling a project after the source code files are changed, sending emails after important configuration files are modified, building the PDF after a TeX file is modified. On Linux, the inotify-tools provide good support for trigger actions after changes. In this post,
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Profiling Vim to Find Out Which Plugin Makes Vim Slow

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Vim is pretty fast and powerful. However, the core of Vim is (yet) single-threaded (some discussions and tries on porting Vim to be multi-threading, but not yet there). This means some functions that are slow will block Vim there and you have to wait for it. While Vim is fast, some plugins are not. When
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Installing Xen on Fedora 20 as Domain-0

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I ever introduced [[installing-xen-domain-0-on-fedora-17]] as the first try to use the xen package delivered from Fedora and get away from manually compiling Xen and patching the kernel. In this post, I introduce installing Xen Dom0 on Fedora 20. Installing Xen First, install the xen pacakges: # yum install xen The Linux kernel is already ready
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How to Generate Mixed Source and Assembly List from Source Code using GCC

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When debugging and optimizing programs, developers sometimes need to generate and investigate into the assembly generated by the compiler. Generating a mixed source and assembly list will help a lot for debugging and optimization. gcc can achieve this by working with the assembler. Generate assembly list mixed with the source code Just add these gcc
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Emacs Tips and Howtos

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With Emacs, I feel happy. I love the rich functions of Emacs, such as compiling, quickly jumping to the lines with compilation error and debugging with gdb, and more. I ever wrote small tips posts about Emacs before. But it is a good idea to put them together and keep adding new ones. Here comes
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A Simple Makefile for Latex

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Compiling a latex documents may take several steps when bibtex is used with latex. However, this latex compilation process is the same for most documents. We can make it a template with Makefile so that simply running make will generate the dvi/ps/pdf files for us. A simple Makefile for using latex with bibtex enabled is
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Compiling 2.6.29 Kernel Module for VMware Workstation 6.5.2 or VMware Player 2.5.2

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为VMware Workstation 6.5.2 or VMware Player 2.5.2编译2.6.29内核模块 安装好Fedora 11后安装VMware Player 2.5.2时编译内核模块失败。查找了下相关资料,找到如下内容和解决方法。 可能的原因: “The only significant change in fedora 11 comes from gcc, which is more strict about undefined macros, and that sometimes causes vm_check_build to fail.” http://communities.vmware.com/thread/202653 解决方法: 使用一个patch: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/203231

mrcc – A Distributed C Compiler System on MapReduce

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The mrcc project’s homepage is here: mrcc project. Abstract mrcc is an open source compilation system that uses MapReduce to distribute C code compilation across the servers of the cloud computing platform. mrcc is built to use Hadoop by default, but it is easy to port it to other could computing platforms, such as MRlite,
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