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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCHC 0/3] sched/idle : find the idlest cpu with cpuidle info
On Fri, Apr 04, 2014 at 01:43:00PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > That's what this patch series is about. The find_idlest_cpu code should
> > look for the idle CPU with the shallowest idle state, or the one with
> > the smallest load. In this context "find_idlest_cpu" might become a
> > misnomer.
> Yes, clearly. It should be called find_best_cpu or something like that.

Ha!, but for what purpose? We already have find_busiest_cpu() to find
the CPU to steal work from. The converse action, currently called
find_idlest_cpu() is finding the CPU where to put work.

'Best' is ambiguous in all regards, it doesn't convey the direction nor
the quality sorted on.

So while idlest might be somewhat of a misnomer, it at least conveys the
directional thing fairly well. Also we are still searching the least
busy, and preferable an idle, cpu. 'Idlest' being a superlative also
conveys the meaning of order.

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