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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/25] hrtimer: Reduce conditional code (expires_next, next_timer)
On Tue, 26 Sep 2017, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 12:23:37PM -0000, Anna-Maria Gleixner wrote:
> > The hrtimer_cpu_base struct member expires_next and next_timer are
> > conditional members (CONFIG_HIGH_RES_TIMERS). This makes the hrtimer code
> > more complex and harder to understand than it actually is.
> >
> > Reduce the conditionals related to those two struct members.
>
> So this grows the data structure for !HIGH_RES for easier code? We no
> longer care about archs that don't support HIGH_RES?

We care, but there is a tradeoff between the required conditional code and
the marginal storage overhead. Easier to follow code which does a few
superflous things for the !highres case is certainly preferred.

Thanks,

tglx

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