Re: Preempting kernel tasks

Alan Cox (
Thu, 5 Sep 1996 20:39:34 +0100 (BST)

> involves having a per-process "kernel entry" counter, and checking for zero).
> And then we could make a kernel thread pre-emptable by just changing the
> software flag to "user mode" for that thread - voila, instant "user mode
> behavior" together with all the kernel services..

And hey look we've already got one in the SMP code ;)