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SubjectRe: kapm-idled : is this a bug?
Hi!

> > > What's the problem with using PID 0 as the idle task ? That's 'standard'
> > > with OS'ses that display the idle task.
> >
> > Linux has already another thread with pid 0, called "swapper" which is
> > in fact idle. kidle-apmd is different beast.
>
> Agree that it is different. But it confuses people to have two
> idle-tasks. I suggest that we throw it one big pile, unless having a
> separate apm idle task has a purpose.

You can't do that. Doing it this way is _way_ better for system
stability, because kidle-apmd sometimes dies due to APM
bug. kidle-apmd dying is recoverable error; swapper dieing is as fatal
as it can be.
Pavel
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I'm pavel@ucw.cz. "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
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