[Novalug] Linux boot, was Re: Kernel Compiles
plarsen at famlarsen.homelinux.com
Wed Apr 14 11:24:13 EDT 2010
On Wed, 2010-04-14 at 10:11 -0400, Peter Larsen wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-04-14 at 05:36 -0400, Ed James wrote:
> > Is the kernel a single process (what's the process name?) or is it several
> > processes (what are their names?) which intercommunicate? I've heard
> > that it's monolithic, yet the "best" doc I found indicated multiple
> > processes. Finding a simple "picture" ain't been easy.
> The kernel is NOT a process. Once the kernel has loaded, it starts a
> "special process" called init - PID 0. This process is the owner of all
> processes - but it's detached from the kernel and work just like any
> other process does. It's up to init to do the rest of the system load,
> including initrd loading etc.
Ehhh PID 1 but otherwise correct.
Kill init and your system is dead.
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