SETUP

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
CONFORMING TO

NAME

setup − setup devices and file systems, mount root file system

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

_syscall0(int, setup);

int setup(void);

DESCRIPTION

setup is called once from within linux/init/main.c. It calls initialization functions for devices and file systems configured into the kernel and then mounts the root file system.

No user process may call setup. Any user process, even a process with super-user permission, will receive EPERM.

RETURN VALUE

setup always returns −1 for a user process.

ERRORS

EPERM

Always, for a user process.

CONFORMING TO

This function is Linux specific, and should not be used in programs intended to be portable.