About kernel:

The kernel is the essential centre of a computer operating system, the core that provides basic services for all other parts of the operating system. It can be contrasted with a shell. The outermost part of an operating system that interacts with user commands. It is also responsible for managing memory,  communicating with computing devices like printers, speakers, etc. The kernel is a fundamental part of a modern computer’s operating system. Here you will see, how to view the Kernal version of your system.

The kernel is the part of operating system and it controls all programs on the computer. When the computer starts, it goes through some initialization(booting) function.

Types of Kernel:

  • Monolithic Kernel
  • Microkernel

The kernel is responsible for:-

  • communicating between hardware and software.
  • Memory management
  • process management
  • I/O file communication
  • Device Management

View the kernel version of your server:

uname – v:

The command is used to check the Kernel version of the server.

Some other command related to Kernel

-a = print all information.

-s= print the Kernel name.

-n= print the network node hostname.

-r= print the Kernel release.

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