[ELDK] what is /bin/application?

Doss, Nathan E nathan.e.doss at lmco.com
Mon Jan 25 07:08:18 CET 2010

After booting, the "init" process reads the /etc/inittab file.   One of the lines in the default root file system inittab is:


This requests that the "init" process restart "/bin/application" if and when it dies.

I don't have the source to the default root file system version of "/bin/application" in front of me, but from what I remember, it sleeps for a while then exits. 


From: eldk-bounces at lists.denx.de [eldk-bounces at lists.denx.de] On Behalf Of J.H.Kim [frog1120 at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2010 11:15 PM
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Subject: [ELDK] what is /bin/application?

Hi, everyone

In shell, peridoically the following message appears:

process '/bin/application' (pid 369) exited. Scheduling it for restart.
Starting pid 371, tty ' ' : '/bin/application'
### Application running....

What is the /bin/application ?

Which routine calls the /bin/application ?

Which routine detetects the /bin/application killed and restart it?

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,
J.Hwan Kim
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