Glossary of Internet terms. Underlined orange links point to terms within this Glossary.
- Kernel Panic
The core of the operating system, which manages the fundamental tasks of a machine such as the organiziation of memory management for all the running processes on a system and handling hardware related directives issued by other parts of an operating system ofr software. Antonynm : Shell
I can't be certain about this, but my research finds that a Kernel Panic is caused by faulty, defective or broken down hardware. My Linux server for example, which runs Fedore Core 1 as the OS, returned "Bad EIP Value" when the CD ROM died (same applies to Fedore Core 2). It may be a peripheral card or another piece of hardware. You'd have to check by trial and error. Disable one piece at a time, reboot, check. The error is very similar to Resource Conflicts on a Windows OS, so moving cards around may also solve it.
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Unix command for terminating running or zombie processes. The Kill command immediately stops and expunges the given process ID.
A chunk of data equal to 1024 bytes. See also Bit, Byte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte