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Prepare a Linux Server for Kernel Debugging

The Linux kernel is the core component of the operating system and undoubtedly what makes Linux... Linux. And when there's something wrong with the kernel, the system will end up in an unusable state. You can make things easier when these issues occur by using the tools available at your disposal for monitoring and debugging your kernel. In this lab, you’ll explore two of these tools, `kdump` and `systemtap`. _This lab is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat._

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Aug 19, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Enable kdump

    Start and enable kdump.

  2. Challenge

    Enable the traffic-dump Module

    Use stap to enable the provided traffic-dump.stp so it is available as a kernel module.

  3. Challenge

    Give the cloud_user Access to SystemTap Commands

    Add the cloud_user to the appropriate group.

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