Slashdot/IBM: How To Speed Up Linux Booting

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at
Thu Apr 12 07:05:37 UTC 2007

[Erich Schubert]
> PID 1 is treated specially by the system.
> For example, when Ctrl+Alt+Del is pressed, SIGINT is sent to the
> process with PID 1.

This is generally true, but the number 1 is just the default and can
be modified by setting the value in /proc/sys/kernel/cad_pid.

Petter Reinholdtsen

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