Thread: Will the real int main() please stand up?

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    Will the real int main() please stand up?

    I have looked over the linux source code for a while now, and I, for the life of me, can't find the central 'int main(int argc, char *argv[])' file in it. I have even done a grep routine and piped it all to a text file for later looking over. There's a lot of matches!

    I'm just dying of curiosity as to where the heart of the whole kernel source is. I could look some more, but just thought I would post the question to this forum. Tips anyone?
    Last edited by lo_tek; 04-12-2004 at 01:42 PM.

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    It doesn't exist. The kernel is mdoular and the bootloader loads it and doesn't have need one. There is no real heart of the linux kernel it is all modular(composed of many source files) think about it; do you want a 2 gig kernel or a kernel that is dramatically less? Do you need multi-threading source code in yours. Probably not, but some people do.

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