Re: 2.4.7: wtf is "ksoftirqd_CPU0"

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 19:23:36 EST

Jeff Garzik <> said:
> "peter k." wrote:

> > 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 archives

> it is used internally, ignore it.

I'd advise not to do so in general: It is a rather tempting name for
crackers to hide illegal activities.

Horst von Brand                   
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