Mac Kernel basics...

Soulstorm

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Feb 1, 2005
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I am newbie. And I want to know more information about what is a kernel and what does it do. Links and whatever info is welcome.

I hope I am making the right question... Most specifically I want to know what is Mac OS X kernel and what does it handle. All I hear are "kernel panics", "stable kernel" etc. and I don't know what it is!
 

Fukui

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Jul 19, 2002
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Soulstorm said:
I am newbie. And I want to know more information about what is a kernel and what does it do. Links and whatever info is welcome.

I hope I am making the right question... Most specifically I want to know what is Mac OS X kernel and what does it handle. All I hear are "kernel panics", "stable kernel" etc. and I don't know what it is!
http://developer.apple.com/cgi-bin/search.pl?&q=kernel&num=10&ie=utf8&oe=utf8&lr=lang_en&site=default_collection
Start with the first item in the list.
Lots of stuff here.
Try Google too.
 
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Mechcozmo

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Jul 17, 2004
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It makes your doohicky work with the thingamawhatsit and if it panics, then the shmangy goes kaput.

Score another one for technical terms! :)





Basically, it is the core of your operating system.
 
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