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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] kthread: Spontaneous exit support
    On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 03:08:57PM +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
    > >I don't think having to parallel APIs is a good idea, people will
    > >get utterly confused which one to use. Better always grab a reference
    > >in kthread_create and drop it in kthread_stop. For normal thread
    > >no change in behaviour and only slightly more code in the slowpath.
    >
    > I *am* already confused... a driver of mine does:
    >
    > static __init int thkd_init(void)
    > {
    > touch_task = kthread_run(touch_thread, Device, "thkd");
    > ...
    > }
    >
    > and
    >
    > static __exit void thkd_exit(void)
    > {
    > kthread_stop(touch_task);
    > /* I bet something is missing */
    > }
    >
    > now what good would kthread_run do me?

    Please read the kerneldoc documentation for kthread_create
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