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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/7] sched: Optimize pick_next_task()
On Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 02:33:48PM +0000, Quentin Perret wrote:
> On Friday 08 Nov 2019 at 14:15:57 (+0100), Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> > Also remove the unlikely() from the idle case, it is in fact /the/ way
> > we select idle -- and that is a very common thing to do.
> I assumed this was to optimize the case where we did find a cfs task to
> run. That is, we can afford to hit the unlikely case when there is no
> work to do after, but when there is, we shouldn't spend time checking
> the idle case. Makes sense ?

There is that, but it is also the way we pick idle when nr_running drops
to 0.

I just couldn't make up my mind if the unlikely made sense or not.

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