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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix kernel thread names that might offend users.
On Tue, 01 Apr 2008 22:54:08 +0200 Johannes Weiner wrote:

> More and more GNOME users (especially Ubuntu) get confused by their
> process list showing several process names that seem to indicate
> KDE-related services.

so s/offend/confuse/


> To settle things down a bit on the bugtrackers, this patch renames all
> offending kernel threads into something that goes better with
> GNOME-based systems.
>
> Since KDE is essentially dead, the thread-names are not made
> compile-time configurable but rather just renamed completely here to
> fit modern distributions.

but, but, the 'k' means kernel. Is that so bad?


and [OT], why is KDE essentially dead?


> ---
>
> Please note that these hard-coded names are going to be removed soon
> completely in another patch series that makes kernel thread names more
> `themable' in the sense that users may supply a format string in
> /proc/sys/kernel/kthread_fmt which allows having customizable names
> like "-=[acpid]=-" or similar.

WHY? Just eye candy + bloat in the kernel?

> Also, please let me know if I forgot something.

---
~Randy

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