*** Info for Linux Init source code ***
Hi, i would like to know something about the first script executed by
kernel, tipically sbin/init. You can find information about format of
file etc/inittab and so on, but my question is: are available source
codes of Suse sbin/init? if the answer is negative, are there other
Linux distributions which include source codes of everything and not
only of kernel?
Re: *** Info for Linux Init source code ***
On Wed, 27 Jun 2007, BiNo2007 wrote:-
>Hi, i would like to know something about the first script executed by
>kernel, tipically sbin/init.[/color]
It can be, but it doesn't have to be. Sometimes it's useful to have the
kernel load something as a (temporary) replacement for init. Usually,
the replacement is a shell and to get a shell to start instead of init,
you'd pass the following option to the kernel:
Of course, if you prefer a different shell, you can use that in place of
>You can find information about format of
>file etc/inittab and so on, but my question is: are available source
>codes of Suse sbin/init?[/color]
Have you actually looked to see if the source is available?
>if the answer is negative,[/color]
You haven't looked, have you? I'm betting you haven't.
>are there other
>Linux distributions which include source codes of everything and not
>only of kernel?[/color]
All distributions that include any GPL'd code are to required distribute
the source of that code, so all of them are going to supply the source
for /sbin/init as it's GPL'd code. If you look, you'll find it included
in the package sysvinit. As to where to find the sources, assuming
that you're looking for the sources for the version supplied with
openSUSE 10.2, you'll find the full sources by looking here:
If you're interested in the version used as a part of the development
version, namely Factory, you can find it by looking here:
 It can be a big mistake assuming anything, but I'm feeling in the
mood to live dangerously tonight.
 I'd have given you the Italian version of that page, but it doesn't
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