setup man page

setup — setup devices and filesystems, mount root filesystem

Synopsis

#include <unistd.h>

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.

Versions

Since Linux 2.1.121, no such function exists anymore.

Conforming to

This function is Linux-specific, and should not be used in programs intended to be portable, or indeed in any programs at all.

Notes

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

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Referenced By

syscalls(2).

2008-12-03 Linux Linux Programmer's Manual