Subject: Re: kernel thread (xenbus_probe) not terminating
To: Sarton O'Brien <>
From: Tobias Nygren <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/28/2007 12:56:12
Sarton O'Brien wrote:
> Hi,
> Although this problem is specific to xen, the cause is most likely due 
> to recent changes within current.
> xenbus_probe is showing up as a zombie under all my current domus:
> 2 ?       ZW   0:00.00 (xenbus_probe)
> dom0 and domu (kernel and userland) built from CVS - Wed Mar 28 
> 10:14:18 EST 2007.
> If there is something else I can provide, let me know.
> So far this problem has not caused me any grief that I am aware of, I 
> figured it was worthwhile mentioning because it could, in the end, 
> help resolve an unrelated problem ...
> Sarton

Not familiar with xen, but it looks like xenbus_probe() is missing
a kthread_exit() on a reachable code path.