fork inside ip_input

mykola.stryebkov at mykola.stryebkov at
Fri Jul 14 14:35:26 UTC 2006

On 14.07.2006 15:57:28, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> Mykola Stryebkov wrote:
> >Hi all.
> >
> >Have a strange question: is it possible to create new process (using
> >fork or fork1) from inside of ip_input()?
> i don't think so.
> >In kernel sources i found example of using fork1 in init_main.c but
> >looking into ip_input.c i do not understand where i can get pointers to
> >a thread and parent process to pass it into fork1.
> only a process can fork, but ip_input is run from interrupt, not in a 
> process context. which process do you want to fork anyways?

I want to start user-level process on first incoming RTP packet to
install and keep TCP control connection.

Nick Strebkov
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