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* ashmem - Android share memory
 
* ashmem - Android share memory
 
* PMEM - Process memory allocator
 
* PMEM - Process memory allocator
* logcat -  
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* logger - system logging facility
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** This is the kernel support for the 'logcat' command
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** The kernel driver for the serial devices for logging are in the source code drivers/android/logging.c
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** See [[Android_logger]] for more information
 
* wakelock - used for power management
 
* wakelock - used for power management
 
* oom handling modifications
 
* oom handling modifications

Revision as of 23:24, 11 November 2009

List of Kerenl features unique to Android

  • Binder - corba-like IPC
  • ashmem - Android share memory
  • PMEM - Process memory allocator
  • logger - system logging facility
    • This is the kernel support for the 'logcat' command
    • The kernel driver for the serial devices for logging are in the source code drivers/android/logging.c
    • See Android_logger for more information
  • wakelock - used for power management
  • oom handling modifications
    • lowmem notifications
  • alarm

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