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[ale] linuxrc question



On Tuesday, May 08, 2001 12:59 PM, Randy Dunlap said:
> The init thread is pid 1.
> And then anything that init forked might be < pid 7.

Which is to say that pid 1 starts various kernel threads 
(for cache flushing, vm swapping) before starting linuxrc 
(as a separate process).  It then waits for linuxrc to 
finish before (optionally) mounting a new root device and 
executing /sbin/init (which continues as pid 1).

--Joe

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Fowler [mailto:ChrisF at computone.com]
>
> I have a program that runs as linuxrc.  It is named /linuxrc on the
> image and checks its pid.
> It seems that it runs as pid 7.  What comes before it?
> I assumed it would be 1.
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