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Wind River Technical Glossary

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kernel configuration editor


The editor that allows you to configure the kernel of a VxWorks Image project.

kernel mode


For Linux 2.6 and higher kernels, two connection modes are supported: kernel and user mode connections. Kernel mode connections allow kgdb debugging of the kernel in a manner analogous to debugging applications in user mode.

kernel module


A piece of code, such as a device driver, that can be loaded and unloaded without the need to rebuild and reboot the kernel.

key map


key map is the fashion whereby individual keys are to be interpreted, such as a key map for English (US), German, and French.