"init_task" belongs to "swapper" or "init" ?

Shivdas Gujare shivdas.tech at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 12:35:06 EST 2010

Hi all,

I am trying to understand the role of linux kernel "process 0" i.e. swapper.
I am not able to understand, where it gets started? and Does
"init_task" from arch/arm/kernel/init_task.c belongs to "swapper" or "init"?
whats the purpose of "init_task"?

Thanks for your help.

Thanks and Regards,
Shivdas Gujare

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