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SubjectRe: New rtl8139 driver prevents ssh from exiting.
Rob Landley wrote:
>
> The kernel thread the new rtl8139 driver spawns
> apparently wants to write to stdout, because it counts
> as an unfinished process that prevents an ssh session
> from exiting.

Does this help?


--- linux-2.4.4-pre3/kernel/sched.c Sun Apr 15 15:34:25 2001
+++ linux-akpm/kernel/sched.c Mon Apr 16 20:40:47 2001
@@ -32,6 +32,7 @@
extern void timer_bh(void);
extern void tqueue_bh(void);
extern void immediate_bh(void);
+extern struct task_struct *child_reaper;

/*
* scheduler variables
@@ -1260,32 +1261,53 @@
/*
* Put all the gunge required to become a kernel thread without
* attached user resources in one place where it belongs.
+ *
+ * Kernel 2.4.4-pre3, andrewm#uow.edu.au: reparent the caller
+ * to init and set the exit signal to SIGCHLD so the thread
+ * will be properly reaped if it exist.
*/

void daemonize(void)
{
struct fs_struct *fs;
-
+ struct task_struct *this_task = current;

/*
* If we were started as result of loading a module, close all of the
* user space pages. We don't need them, and if we didn't close them
* they would be locked into memory.
*/
- exit_mm(current);
+ exit_mm(this_task);

- current->session = 1;
- current->pgrp = 1;
+ this_task->session = 1;
+ this_task->pgrp = 1;

/* Become as one with the init task */

- exit_fs(current); /* current->fs->count--; */
+ exit_fs(this_task); /* this_task->fs->count--; */
fs = init_task.fs;
- current->fs = fs;
+ this_task->fs = fs;
atomic_inc(&fs->count);
- exit_files(current);
- current->files = init_task.files;
- atomic_inc(&current->files->count);
+ exit_files(this_task); /* this_task->files->count-- */
+ this_task->files = init_task.files;
+ atomic_inc(&this_task->files->count);
+
+ write_lock_irq(&tasklist_lock);
+
+ /* Reparent to init */
+ REMOVE_LINKS(this_task);
+ this_task->p_pptr = child_reaper;
+ this_task->p_opptr = child_reaper;
+ SET_LINKS(this_task);
+
+ /* Set the exit signal to SIGCHLD so we signal init on exit */
+ if (this_task->exit_signal != 0) {
+ printk(KERN_ERR "task `%s' exit_signal %d in daemonize()\n",
+ this_task->comm, this_task->exit_signal);
+ }
+ this_task->exit_signal = SIGCHLD;
+
+ write_unlock_irq(&tasklist_lock);
}

void __init init_idle(void)
-
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