Re: [PATCH v2 1/3] hrtimer: add hrtimer_init_cpu()
From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed Sep 12 2012 - 10:49:14 EST
On Wed, 2012-09-12 at 16:46 +0200, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> I am fine with dropping this patch. I just found it odd there was a per-cpu
> data reference embedded deep into the call. I wanted things to be more
> explicit. I know it works without the proposed change.
Ah the reason its there is to make sure the base pointer is a valid base
pointer, this avoids an extra conditional in a number of places. Note
that it uses raw_get_cpu_var(), so it doesn't even actually know which
specific pointer goes in.
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