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From: josh@joshtriplett.org
To: Alex Dowad <alexinbeijing@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>,
	Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov@parallels.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/32] do_fork(): Rename 'stack_size' argument to reflect actual use
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:04:58 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150313230354.GA11522@cloud> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1426269888-25600-1-git-send-email-alexinbeijing@gmail.com>

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 08:04:16PM +0200, Alex Dowad wrote:
> The 'stack_size' argument is never used to pass a stack size. It's only used when
> forking a kernel thread, in which case it is an argument which should be passed
> to the 'main' function which the kernel thread executes. Hence, rename it to
> 'kthread_arg'.

That's not the only use of stack_size.  Take a look at the clone2 system
call (very minimally documented in the clone manpage) and the
implementation of copy_thread on ia64, which does use stack_size in the
non-kthread path.

- Josh Triplett

  parent reply	other threads:[~2015-03-13 23:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-13 18:04 Alex Dowad
2015-03-13 18:04 ` [PATCH 02/32] alpha: copy_thread(): rename 'arg' argument to 'kthread_arg' Alex Dowad
2015-03-13 18:04 ` [PATCH 03/32] arc: " Alex Dowad
2015-03-25 11:47   ` Vineet Gupta
2015-03-25 12:34     ` Alex Dowad
2015-03-25 12:37       ` Vineet Gupta
2015-03-13 18:04 ` [PATCH 04/32] arm: copy_thread(): rename 'stk_sz' " Alex Dowad
2015-03-13 18:04 ` [PATCH 05/32] arm64: " Alex Dowad
2015-03-13 18:04 ` [PATCH 06/32] avr32: copy_thread(): rename 'arg' " Alex Dowad
2015-03-16  7:03   ` Hans-Christian Egtvedt
2015-03-16  8:18     ` [PATCHv2 " Alex Dowad
2015-03-16  9:52       ` Hans-Christian Egtvedt
2015-03-13 18:04 ` [PATCH 07/32] blackfin: copy_thread(): rename 'topstk' " Alex Dowad
2015-03-13 18:04 ` [PATCH 08/32] c6x: copy_thread(): rename 'ustk_size' " Alex Dowad
2015-03-13 18:04 ` [PATCH 09/32] cris/arch-v10: copy_thread(): rename 'arg' " Alex Dowad
2015-03-25 11:20   ` Jesper Nilsson
2015-03-13 18:04 ` [PATCH 10/32] cris/arch-v32: " Alex Dowad
2015-03-25 11:20   ` Jesper Nilsson
2015-03-13 18:18 ` [PATCH 01/32] do_fork(): Rename 'stack_size' argument to reflect actual use Aaron Tomlin
2015-03-13 23:04 ` josh [this message]
2015-03-13 23:21   ` David Rientjes
2015-03-14 17:14     ` Alex Dowad
2015-03-14 16:19   ` Alex Dowad
2015-03-14 17:30     ` Geert Uytterhoeven

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