lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2003]   [Oct]   [13]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Kernel thread signal handling.

On Mon, 13 Oct 2003, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
> 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

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2009-11-18 23:46    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans