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Using Magic SysRq to Safely Reboot a Locked Linux Machine

Sometimes your linux machine locks up, and you need to reboot it. Here’s a safe way to do so using the Magic SysRq

December 2, 2015 · 3 min · Matt Bagley · Updated Sep 27, 2016
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Kernel Panics and Lockups

Kernel panics and lockups happen for various reasons, from bad hardware to kernel bugs to over heating, to cosmic rays. Here’s how to keep your machine running.

November 26, 2015 · 4 min · Matt Bagley · Updated Sep 27, 2016
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Compiling a Linux Kernel on x86 hardware

A simple way to compile the Linux Kernel

April 16, 2008 · 3 min · Matt Bagley · Updated Apr 16, 2012