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Subject[PATCH 05/19] kthread: implement kthread_data()
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Implement kthread_data() which takes @task pointing to a kthread and
returns @data specified when creating the kthread. The caller is
responsible for ensuring the validity of @task when calling this
function.

Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
---
include/linux/kthread.h | 1 +
kernel/kthread.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/include/linux/kthread.h b/include/linux/kthread.h
index aabc8a1..14f63e8 100644
--- a/include/linux/kthread.h
+++ b/include/linux/kthread.h
@@ -30,6 +30,7 @@ struct task_struct *kthread_create(int (*threadfn)(void *data),
void kthread_bind(struct task_struct *k, unsigned int cpu);
int kthread_stop(struct task_struct *k);
int kthread_should_stop(void);
+void *kthread_data(struct task_struct *k);

int kthreadd(void *unused);
extern struct task_struct *kthreadd_task;
diff --git a/kernel/kthread.c b/kernel/kthread.c
index 5fe7099..bd4cb7f 100644
--- a/kernel/kthread.c
+++ b/kernel/kthread.c
@@ -35,6 +35,7 @@ struct kthread_create_info

struct kthread {
int should_stop;
+ void *data;
struct completion exited;
};

@@ -54,6 +55,19 @@ int kthread_should_stop(void)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(kthread_should_stop);

+/**
+ * kthread_data - return data value specified on kthread creation
+ * @task: kthread task in question
+ *
+ * Return the data value specified when kthread @task was created.
+ * The caller is responsible for ensuring the validity of @task when
+ * calling this function.
+ */
+void *kthread_data(struct task_struct *task)
+{
+ return to_kthread(task)->data;
+}
+
static int kthread(void *_create)
{
/* Copy data: it's on kthread's stack */
@@ -64,6 +78,7 @@ static int kthread(void *_create)
int ret;

self.should_stop = 0;
+ self.data = data;
init_completion(&self.exited);
current->vfork_done = &self.exited;

--
1.6.4.2


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