Re: process 0

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Fri Aug 23 2002 - 07:56:21 EST

On Fri, 23 Aug 2002 wrote:

> Hi.
> Maybe this is a little off topic, but does what is the real status of
> Process 0 (swapper) ?
> Some people keep telling me it doesn't exist, but on some kernel crashes
> I can see "process swapper (pid 0, process nr 0, ...)"
> Can someone help me ?

Well, it kind-of exists. It's what the CPU does when there is nothing
else to do. Sort of like:


It's also where it 'goes' if init returns <grin>.

Dick Johnson
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