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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] x86: Save return value from kernel_thread
On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Brian Gerst <> wrote:
> Kernel threads should always return zero on success after calling do_execve(). The
> two existing cases in the kernel (kernel_init() and call_usermodehelper_exec_async())
> correctly do this. Save a few bytes by storing EAX/RAX instead of an immediate zero.
> Also fix the 64-bit case which should save the full 64-bits.

Does this have any additional motivation beyond cleanup and fixing an
inconsequential bug? I.e. does the rest of your series need this?


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