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Linux® Kernel Primer, The: A Top-Down Approach for x86 and PowerPC Architectures by Steven Smolski, Gordon Fischer, Claudia Salzberg Rodriguez

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Chapter 8. Booting the Kernel

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So far, we presented the subsystems of the Linux kernel and the structures central to their operation. Every chapter has assumed that the subsystem was up and running, and we focused on the typical kernel subsystem management and handling operations. However, each subsystem must be initialized before it can be used. This initialization occurs during the kernel bootup, which is a process that begins after the bootloader finishes loading the kernel image into memory and passes processing ...

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