Android Kernel Features

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List of Kerenl features unique to Android

  • Binder - lightweight IPC
    • used instead of SysV IPC
  • ashmem - Android share memory
  • PMEM - Process memory allocator
  • logcat -
  • wakelock - used for power management
  • oom handling modifications?
  • alarm -

Resources

Jollen Chen's excellent presentation on system-level Android features, including an overview of kernel features unique to Android: (Parts in Chinese: http://www.slideshare.net/jollen/android-os-porting-introduction