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Old 09-17-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Smile init and sched


After booting, GRUB gives control to the starting process.(my teacher told me).

the starting process may be init or shed. it depends upon implementation.

I know shed is the scheduler in unix. What does this shed do ????
 
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I believe that GRUB (or any boot loader) gives control to the kernel. After the kernel has completed its initial startup, it passes control to a program such as init. Then init is responsible for getting the rest of the system set up.

If I understand correctly, any kernel has to have a scheduler function--is that the "sched" you are referring to?

In Linux, I believe the call to init is built into the kernel.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 03:21 AM   #3
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but in my pc shed has pid 0 and init has 1.

hence shed starts before init.
 
  


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