You can't do squat with a kernel thread!
A kernel thread is part of the kernel. (Duh.) It is "a Godly Immortal, not of this Mortal Realm, with doth but deign to appear in the presence of Men." This mechanism exists merely for the convenience of The Masters of This Universe, who have found it convenient to take upon themselves "a robe of flesh" that they may, for instance, execute I/O operations and wait for those to be completed, without inventing an entirely new metaphor by which to do so.
Ye may glimpse these immortal beings as they flash to-and-fro among ye, but ye may not touch them.
Last edited by sundialsvcs; 07-24-2012 at 04:32 PM.