setup - Man Page

setup devices and filesystems, mount root filesystem

Library

Standard C library (libc, -lc)

Synopsis

#include <unistd.h>

[[deprecated]] int setup(void);

Description

setup() is called once from within linux/init/main.c. It calls initialization functions for devices and filesystems configured into the kernel and then mounts the root filesystem.

No user process may call setup(). Any user process, even a process with superuser permission, will receive EPERM.

Return Value

setup() always returns -1 for a user process.

Errors

EPERM

Always, for a user process.

Standards

Linux.

Versions

Removed in Linux 2.1.121.

The calling sequence varied: at some times setup() has had a single argument void *BIOS and at other times a single argument int magic.

Referenced By

syscalls(2).

2023-10-31 Linux man-pages 6.06