killing a kthread
rpaulo at FreeBSD.org
Wed Sep 3 09:57:05 UTC 2008
On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 09:34:47AM +0100, kr Lekha wrote:
> i wanted to kill a kthread created by my module, There is no actual
> kthread_kill to kill it
> hence I tried to send kill signal to thread
> psignal(p, SIGTERM);
> psignal(p, SIGKILL);
> and kthread_suspend()
> Nothing seems to be killing the kthread, I still see it
> [root@ /usr/src]# ps awx -l | grep kernel
> UID PID PPID CPU PRI NI VSZ RSS MWCHAN STAT TT TIME COMMAND
> 0 1048 1 0 20 0 0 8 ktsusp DL
> ?? 0:00.01 [new_kernel_thread]
> I have noticed that generally if kernel module wanted to kill a thread then
> it calls
> msleep(p,0); /*or tsleep*/
> This puts the thread to sleep forever. However kthread_suspend also performs
> same actions.
> Does scheduler take care to killing it?
> I read that after 2 min scheduler wakes up the thread and
> eventually kills it,
> i see the same kthread suspended even after a day
> I would appreciate any thoughts in this reagard.
When the thread finishes what it's doing, it should call kthread_exit().
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