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SubjectRE: kernel_thread vs. zombie

>How do I force a kernel thread to always be a child of init and never
>become a zombie ?
>I do call daemonize at the beginning of the thread (as it won't do
>anything with files, signals or whatever), but that doesn't
>seem to be enough.
Have a look at:
I have an example there that starts and stops kernel threads
from init_module and never produced a zombie.
I use the same code also to start threads from ioctl and it
works for me. I tested it on UP and SMP, Intel and Alpha,
2.2.18 and 2.4.2.



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