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4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
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6<guide> 6<guide>
7<title>Gentoo Linux Initial RAM File System Guide</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux Initial RAM File System Guide</title>
49<body> 49<body>
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51<p> 51<p>
52Once the Linux kernel has control over the system (which it gets after being 52Once the Linux kernel has control over the system (which it gets after being
53loaded by the boot loader), it prepares its memory structures and drivers as 53loaded by the boot loader), it prepares its memory structures and drivers as
54good as it can. It then hands over control to an application (usually 54well as it can. It then hands over control to an application (usually
55<c>init</c>) whose task it is to further prepare the system and make sure that, 55<c>init</c>) whose task it is to further prepare the system and make sure that,
56at the end of the boot process, all necessary services are running and the user 56at the end of the boot process, all necessary services are running and the user
57is able to log on. The <c>init</c> application does that by launching, amongst 57is able to log on. The <c>init</c> application does that by launching, among
58other services, the <c>udev</c> daemon who will further load up and prepare the 58other services, the <c>udev</c> daemon who will further load up and prepare the
59system based on the detected devices. When <c>udev</c> is launched, all 59system based on the detected devices. When <c>udev</c> is launched, all
60remaining file systems that have not been mounted are mounted, and the remainder 60remaining file systems that have not been mounted are mounted, and the remainder
61of services is started. 61of services is started.
62</p> 62</p>
118 as paging), making it even worse in memory consumption. 118 as paging), making it even worse in memory consumption.
119 </li> 119 </li>
120</ul> 120</ul>
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122<p> 122<p>
123To resolve these (for some perhaps hardly called) issues, the initramfs was 123To resolve these (for some perhaps hardly called) problems, the initramfs was
124created. 124created.
125</p> 125</p>
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127</body> 127</body>
128</section> 128</section>

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