Android Kernel Features

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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
    • Holds machine awake on a per-event basis until wakelock is released
    • See Android Power Management for detailed information
  • oom handling modifications
    • lowmem notifications
  • alarm
  • paranoid network security