Linux Poetry
{tags: boot process }

Booting a kernel is a task fit for philosophers,
and irreverent children in Sunday Schools,
curious and daring, unabashedly pondering,
the causal dilemma of existence.

To interact with devices,
kernel modules are loaded.
Modules reside in a file system,
stored in the drives they enable.

The resolution of this creation paradox
is an archive of a skeletal filesystem.

Loaded into primary memory,
like Archimedes' lever,
it reads the filesystem
and launches init.
08-10-2014 , rss feed license