Re: manipulating sigmask from filesystems and drivers

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 15:10:28 EST said:
> They should be waiting in TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE, and we should add a
> flag to distinguish between "increases load average" and "doesn't".

The disadvantage of this approach is that it encourages people to be lazy
and sleep with signals disabled, instead of implementing proper cleanup

I'm more in favour of removing TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE entirely, or at least
making people apply for a special licence to be permitted to use it :)


- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to More majordomo info at Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Wed Aug 07 2002 - 22:00:16 EST