fs.rajat at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 06:01:51 EDT 2011
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 3:47 PM, Gaurav Mahajan
<gauravmahajan2007 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a douby regarding kthread working.
> How can we check that a kthread is working or exited.
> It may exit beacuse of call to do_exit in threadfn or callling kthread_stop
> function on task_struct (correct me if i am weong).
> I want to check that if kthread has finished its work or not.
> If not then what should I call so that kthread gets killed.
> If it is finshhed then which function I should call so that as to free
> kthread resources.
> Gaurav Mahajan.
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kthread_stop function should itself block untill thread gets killed.
However if thread is already killed, its task_struct won't be valid.
If its your thread, it should be fairly possible for you keep keep
single exit point, i.e. notify this thread to stop using
However if you are upto hacking some kernel thread, kthread_stop() may
not work on already exited task, as there won't be any way to identify
a killed thread. Probably you should avoid such design choices.
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