Subject: Re: Unkillable processes
To: None <,>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/19/1996 15:57:11
> Processes that are in the busy wait state (ie waiting at a priority
> above PZERO) are usually waiting for "fast" I/O.

This was the way it worked at some time.  The (un)interruptability of a sleep
is now indicated by a separate bit in the priority field (PCATCH), so even
lower priority sleeps can wait without being interrupted by signals.
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