setup — setup devices and filesystems, mount root filesystem
setup() is called once from
calls initialization functions for devices and filesystems
configured into the kernel and then mounts the root
No user process may call
setup(). Any user process, even a process
with superuser permission, will receive EPERM.
This function is Linux-specific, and should not be used in programs intended to be portable, or indeed in any programs at all.
The calling sequence varied: at some times
setup() has had a single argument
void *BIOS and at
other times a single argument int
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