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SubjectRe: threads
lock_kernel is a special case and will not block when you call it in
order to create a new kernel thread. Look at the implementation of
lock_kernel if you have any doubts (this is true for the 2.2 kernels. I
don't know it by heart for the 2.4 kernel).

Reto

"M.Kiran Babu" wrote:
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> sir,
> i got some doubts in kernel
> programming. i am using linux 6.1 version. i want to use threads in
> kernel.is it possible to use pthreads in kernel. there is one more
> function kernel_thread. can i use
> that function. if i use that function how to get synchonization. inmany
> files it was used. but everywhere lock_kernel() and unlock_kernel()
> functions are being used. if we use that commands the whole kernel gets
> locked. is there any other mechanisms. or can i use that methods only. if
> i can use these methods what is the syntax of kernel_thread function. the
> arguments that are passing to these function are 3. i dont know what are
> those three. please tell me.
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