Re: [OT] Re: 2.4.7: wtf is "ksoftirqd_CPU0"

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 11:42:04 EST

"Mike Black" <> said:
> Actually -- is it possible (or desirable) to make ALL kernel daemons begin
> with say "_" or some other special character to distinguish them from
> userland threads? The "k......d" paradigm is OK but not very distinctive.
> That way you have a simple line in the kernel docs that says "Any process
> with a leading _ is a kernel process and should NEVER be killed or otherwise
> messed with except as noted elsewhere in the docs".

It is rather easy to fake any process name.

Horst von Brand                   
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