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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.


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