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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] ipv4/ipvs: Convert to kthread API
    On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 18:04:36 +0900
    Simon Horman <> wrote:

    > On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 01:58:57AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    > > From: Eric W. Biederman <>
    > >
    > > Modify startup of ipvs sync threads to use kthread_run
    > > instead of a weird combination of calling kernel_thread
    > > to start a fork_sync_thread whose hole purpose in life was
    > > to call kernel_thread again starting the actually sync thread
    > > which called daemonize.
    > >
    > > To use kthread_run I had to move the name calcuation from
    > > sync_thread into start_sync_thread resulting in a small
    > > amount of code motion.
    > >
    > > The result is simpler and more maintainable piece of code.
    > Thanks Eric, I'll review this and get back to you shortly.

    There still seems to be quite a lot of complexity in this driver's
    thread handling which could be removed if we did a full conversion
    to the kthread API.

    It all looks.... surprisingly complex in there.
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