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Are kernel threads really kernel processes?

I've read in many places that Linux creates a kernel thread for each user thread in a Java VM. (I see the term "kernel thread" used in two different ways: a thread created to do core OS work and a ...
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critical section for linux

In linux or a library for linux, is there an equivalent to critical section in win32? I am aware of Mutex, but it is not the same as critical section since a critical section uses user-mode spinlock ...
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What's a NM thread?

I am studying OCFS2 kernel source code and I found this comment of function dlm_lanuch_thread in file fs/ocfs2/dlm/dlmthread.c: /* Launch the NM thread for the mounted volume */ So what does the ...