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SubjectRe: looking for info on kernel_thread
kernel_thread is used to create the kernel-level processes like kswapd,
bdflush, and others. I would tend to think that it is preemptable like
any other process, but I could be wrong. Feel free to correct me. :)

On Mon, 12 Apr 1999 pwhiting@fury.ittc.ukans.edu wrote:

> I am looking for some details about kernel threads.
> I see kernel_thread defined in arch/whatever/kernel/,
> but I am not totally clear on the details of how it
> works. Specifically, how is it scheduled? Is it
> preemptable? (my guess is no.)
>
> Is there a doc/book available with any details?
>
> thanks.
>
> pete
>
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