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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Kernel thread signal handling.

    On Mon, 13 Oct 2003, Andrew Morton wrote:
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    > Sigh. Using signals to communicate with kernel threads is evil. It keeps
    > on breaking and each site does it differently and we've had plenty of bugs
    > due to this practice.

    Yeah, it's not wonderfully pretty, but at least this patch makes bugs
    _less_ likely, by having more of the common stuff abstracted out. And
    clearly allow_signal() was broken before, since it didn't allow anything
    but deadly signals, despite the fact that it was supposed to be generic.

    Linus

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