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SubjectRe: [PATCH] loop.c: kernel_thread() retval check - 2.6.17.9
On 8/28/06, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> wrote:
> The plan is to stop using the deprecated kernel_thread() in loop altogether.
>
> Please review
>
> >ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.18-rc4/2.6.18-rc4-mm3/broken-out/kthread-convert-loopc-to-kthread.patch
>

Well, the reason behind this patch is just adding a little bit of
cleanup code (ie., cleaning the 'lo' object) to the case when the
kernel thread creation fails, regardless of what implementation
loop_set_fd() uses to accomplish this.
In fact, I think the concept it's still usable after applying the
patch you mentioned, since after changing kernel_thread() for
kthread_create(), the only cleanup code added is setting lo->lo_thread
to NULL.

Cheers,

Julio Auto
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