2.4.7: wtf is "ksoftirqd_CPU0"

From: peter k. (spam-goes-to-dev-null@gmx.net)
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 11:08:42 EST

i just installed 2.4.7, now a new process called "ksoftirqd_CPU0" is started
automatically when booting (by the kernel obviously)? why? what does it do?
i didnt find any useful information on it in linuxdoc / linux-kernel

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