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A New Way of Sleeping in the Linux Kernel

Oct 02, 2008, 09:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Avinesh Kumar)

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"Again, the responsibility of checking this return code and taking appropriate action lies with the programmer. So a lazy programmer might prefer putting the process into uninterruptible sleeping mode because signals do not wake up such tasks. But be cautious of cases where the wakeup call on the process sleeping uninterruptibly could not happen for some reason, making the process unkillable, which will eventually cause frustration since the only way out is a system reboot."

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