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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/10] jump label: introduce very_[un]likely + cleanups + docs

    * Steven Rostedt <> wrote:

    > I like the blue shed, but anyway...
    > On Wed, 2012-02-22 at 09:06 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > > * H. Peter Anvin <> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Not arguing that, but the static aspect is still key... or
    > > > people will read it as another version of likely/unlikely.
    > >
    > > They can *read* it as such, that as is very much intentional!
    > I mentioned this thread on irc and the first comment I received was:
    > "is that a new attempt at trying to guide the compiler?"

    It essentially is, implemented partly via compiler help,
    combined with runtime code patching, as an extended run-time arm
    of the compiler in essence, to make out of line slowpaths even
    cheaper to have around - to make the fast-path even faster.

    > I personally find the very_unlikely() confusing, but then
    > again I like the blue shed over the pink one.

    Confusing in what way?



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