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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] jump label: 2.6.38 updates
On 02/11/2011 02:15 PM, Jason Baron wrote:
>
> a bit of history...
>
> For the disabled jump label case, we didn't want to incur an atomic_read() to
> check if the branch was enabled.
>
> So, I separated the API, to have one for the non-atomic case, and one
> for the atomic case. Nobody liked that.
>
> So now, I'm proposing to leave the core API based around a non-atomic
> variable, and have any callers that want to use this atomic interface,
> to call into the non-atomic interface. If another user besides perf
> wants to use the same type of atomic interface, we can re-visit the
> decsion?
>

What is the problem with taking the atomic_read()?

-hpa


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