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          init: emuinit, osinit - Inferno initialisation

          Init: module
               init: fn();



          Both emu(1) and the native kernels run a Dis program to ini-
          tialise the system.

          Emuinit is the default initialisation program for emu(1).
          Emu sets the environment variable (see env(3)) /env/emuargs
          to the command line originally given to emu, which has the
          following form:

               emu [-d] [ command [ arg ...]  ]

          Emuinit uses the value of emuargs to decide which command to
          start and its arguments.  The default command is
          /dis/sh.dis, unless the -d option is given, in which case
          /dis/lib/srv.dis is used by default instead, to cause emu to
          run on the host system as a server (`daemon' mode).

          Osinit is built-in to the root(3) of native kernels.
          Although the kernel uses the fixed name #/./osinit.dis the
          contents are taken from one of the files in /os/init
          selected by the init section of the kernel configuration
          file.  Osinit's action is platform-specific in detail, but
          might include: building an initial /dev by mounting device
          drivers; binding the physical network driver (eg, ether(3))
          into /net and initialising ip(3), usually setting addresses
          and routes using bootp; attaching to a remote file system;
          setting up flash translation using ftl(3); starting dossrv
          or 9660srv (see dossrv(4)), or kfs(3) to serve local files
          from disk or flash memory.



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