Re: Linuxrc runs with PID 7

From: Russell King (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 05:24:26 EST

Firstly, a /linuxrc script can't be PID 1. Check the bottom of
do_basic_setup in init/main.c:

                pid = kernel_thread(do_linuxrc, "/linuxrc", SIGCHLD);

Since do_basic_setup is already PID 1, /linuxrc won't be.

If you need /linuxrc to be PID 1, don't call it /linuxrc, but /sbin/init,
/etc/init or /bin/init.

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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