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K

kjournald It is Linux kernel internal thread which handles various things related to journaling filesystems.

M

mingetty mingetty is designed to be a minimal getty for the virtual terminals on the the workstation's monitor and keyboard. It has no support for serial lines.

         [trinity@ibm ~]$ grep -i mingetty /etc/inittab
         1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
         2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
         3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
         4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
         5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
         6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

Gamin

Gamin the File Alteration Monitor Gamin is a file and directory monitoring system defined to be a subset of the FAM (File Alteration Monitor) system. This is a service provided by a library which allows to detect when a file or a directory has been modified.

lspci

    displays detailed information about all PCI buses and devices in the system

buffer overflow

A buffer overflow is an anomalous condition where a process attempts to store data beyond the boundaries of a fixed-length buffer. The result is that the extra data overwrites adjacent memory locations.

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