Re: [PATCH -tip] v3 Simplify rcu_pending()/rcu_check_callbacks()API

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon Aug 24 2009 - 03:11:22 EST

On Sat, 2009-08-22 at 13:56 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> From: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> All calls from outside RCU are of the form:
> if (rcu_pending(cpu))
> rcu_check_callbacks(cpu, user);
> This is silly, instead we put a call to rcu_pending() in
> rcu_check_callbacks(),

It could be non-silly if rcu_pending() were a very simple inline
function, in that case it would avoid the full function call.

Still in such a case you can make rcu_check_callbacks() the inline
function which does the same and have the real function called somthing

Anyway, its all moot since rcu_pending() wasn't a simple inline function
anyway, so you've replaced two function calls with one, which seems
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