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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] kthread: convert stop_machine into a kthread
    On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 08:20 +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:
    > Update stop_machine.c to spawn stop_machine as kthreads rather
    > than the deprecated kernel_threads.
    > Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <>

    kthread does a lot of stuff we don't need, and stop_machine is fairly
    special, low-level interface.

    Seems like change for change's sake, to me, *and* it added more code
    than it removed.

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