Importance of kobject

Okash Khawaja okash.khawaja at
Wed May 17 07:34:28 EDT 2017


On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 8:08 AM, Madhu K <madhu.sk89 at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am kernel newbie, I want to know the importance of kobject, can anybody
> explain the importance of kobject with an example.

To state a not-so-popular analogy, kobjects can also be viewed as root
object in object oriented programming. So a bit like java.lang.Object.
Of course it is not a root object and indeed C is not OO, but this
view helps in thinking about it.

This section from ldd3 lists some of the tasks handled by kobject: So whichever struct
ultimately encapsulates (inherits from) kobject will have those tasks
handled for it for free. This view is in addition to others expressed


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