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Re: Definition of _boot_



On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 09:51:37PM +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> In line with the recent discussion, lets aim at defining what _boot_ is:
[...]

No, let's not.  Beyond RAM, CPU, IRQ controllers and timers (all
of which are part of the kernel's early initialisation) pretty
much all of this varies from system to system and potentialy from
boot to boot.

Further, if I normally log in to my laptop through gdm then gdm most
certainly is part of the boot process *on that laptop*.  And if I set
up a Debian-based system as a web kiosk, starting the web browser is
also part of the boot process *on that system*.
 
Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus


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