Re: [PATCH v11 8/8] vhost: use vhost_tasks for worker threads

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On Mon, May 15, 2023 at 3:23 PM Mike Christie
<michael.christie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The vhost layer really doesn't want any signals and wants to work like kthreads
> for that case. To make it really simple can we do something like this where it
> separates user and io worker behavior where the major diff is how they handle
> signals and exit. I also included a fix for the freeze case:

I don't love the SIGKILL special case, but I also don't find this
deeply offensive. So if this is what it takes, I'm ok with it.

I wonder if we could make that special case simply check for "is
SIGKILL blocked" instead? No normal case will cause that, and it means
that a PF_USER_WORKER thread could decide per-thread what it wants to
do wrt SIGKILL.

Christian? And I guess we should Cc: Oleg too, since the signal parts
are an area he's familiar with and has worked on.. Eric Biederman has
already been on the list and has also been involved

Oleg: see

for the context here.

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