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SubjectRe: Daemonize() should re-parent its caller
He's looking at the "zombie-thread on unload" problem, which is different
from the "long delay at shutdown" problem.


On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 12:58:04PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 10:54:44AM -0500, Alan Stern wrote:
> >
> > If the parent is init or another user process, we can reasonably
> > expect that the zombie will be reaped eventually. But what if the
> > parent is another kernel thread? This situation arises in the USB
> > mass-storage device driver, where the device manager and scsi
> > error-handler threads are spawned (indirectly) by the khubd kernel
> > thread.
> What problem are you seeing with the khubd and USB mass-storage kernel
> threads? There is a patch in the most recent kernel versions that
> slightly modifies the usb-storage kernel thread logic, supposedly to fix
> a problem that people were having under very long scsi timeouts.
> thanks,
> greg k-h
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