init does not run on 405GP system

Robert Schwebel r.schwebel at
Wed Jun 11 04:00:32 EST 2003

On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 06:52:51PM +0200, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> Show us your "hello_world" code. Does it actually open "/dev/console" ?

Attached - source + compiled binary (this one is dynamically linked).
Could you verify that this hello world works with your hardware when
copied to /sbin/init? I would assume it prints out the text and then the
kernel panics because of the return.

> > do not see the sys_write() syscall being called at all. Btw, init on my
> > other rootfs is busybox init. I suppose I should always see someting
> > useful when init is starting.
> Why do you assume that?

Normally init makes some output, something like

	message(MAYBE_CONSOLE | LOG, "init started:  %s", bb_msg_full_version);

from busybox-init.

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#include <stdio.h>

int main(void) {

	FILE *f;

	f = fopen("/dev/console","w");
	fprintf(f,"hello penguin world\n");

	return 0;

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