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Linux® Debugging and Performance Tuning: Tips and Techniques by Steve Best

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Chapter 7. System Error Messages

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Many kernel bugs show themselves as NULL pointer dereferences or other values to pointers that are incorrect. The common result of such a bug is the Oops message. This chapter covers where an Oops message is stored, how to analyze the Oops, and how to find the failing line of code. We’ll create an Oops by changing the mount code of the Journaled File System (JFS), which is one of the file systems ...

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