Kernel threads without process context

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Tue Sep 23 09:41:14 PDT 2008

:Are there any kernel threads without process context? Which ones are 
:those and for what reason don't they have a process context?
:   Michael

    Most kernel threads do not have processes.  If you do a 'ps axl', any
    process you see with a PID of -1 is a pure kernel thread.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at>

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