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Subjectkthreadd (was Re: nfsiod issues?)
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Olaf Kirch wrote:
>
> The difficulty with kernel threads is that they are created by using
> sys_clone(), which means that they inherit everything from the process
> creating them, including its VM.

An idea I had for a similar problem is kthreadd. This would be a kernel
thread created on boot (just after kswapd), which would sit around waiting
for requests to spawn new kernel threads. These thread's would therefore
have no user VM.

I haven't decided upon the actual mechanism for talking to kthreadd,
almost anything would do - e.g an internally opened pipe, down which three
values (long & pointers) are shoved, or some other trick.

DF
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Derek Fawcus (G7FVS) df@eyrie.demon.co.uk


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