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SubjectRe: init's children list is long and slows reaping children.
Russell King wrote:
> Could probably be eliminated if we had some mechanism to spawn a helper
> thread to do some task as required which didn't block other helper
> threads until it completes.

kthread_run() should go that for you. Creates a new thread with
kthread_create(), and wakes it up immediately. Goes away when you're
done with it.


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