Re: Kernel Thread + address space..

From: Josef Moellers (
Date: 08/16/05

Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 08:33:26 +0200 wrote:
> HI All
> 1. I want to know why kernel thread dont have address space..??
> As it uses previous process address space in execution...

Merely by accident. It runs in kernel space.

> 2. In Linux it uses pure demand paging or Just demand paging??
> 3. Can kernel send signals to userspace???

Yes, e.g. a SIGSEGV is usually not sent by another process but by the
memory manager inside the kernel.

Josef Möllers (Pinguinpfleger bei FSC)
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