Commit ac515898 authored by Christoph Hellwig's avatar Christoph Hellwig Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] deprecate the kernel_thread export

Announce that the kernel_thread export will be removed in half a year,
after all it's users have been converted to the kthread_ API, which I plan
to do over the next month.
Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 208a08f7
......@@ -116,6 +116,17 @@ Who: Harald Welte <>
What: remove EXPORT_SYMBOL(kernel_thread)
When: August 2006
Files: arch/*/kernel/*_ksyms.c
Why: kernel_thread is a low-level implementation detail. Drivers should
use the <linux/kthread.h> API instead which shields them from
implementation details and provides a higherlevel interface that
prevents bugs and code duplication
Who: Christoph Hellwig <>
What: EXPORT_SYMBOL(lookup_hash)
When: January 2006
Why: Too low-level interface. Use lookup_one_len or lookup_create instead.
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