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SubjectRe: [RESEND][PATCH v3 14/17] static_call: Add static_cond_call()
On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 09:14:03AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 7:25 AM Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> >
> > Extend the static_call infrastructure to optimize the following common
> > pattern:
> >
> > if (func_ptr)
> > func_ptr(args...)
>
> Is there any reason why this shouldn't be the default static call pattern?
>
> IOW, do we need the special "cond" versions at all? Couldn't we just
> say that this is how static calls fundamentally work - if the function
> is NULL, they are nops?

That doesn't work for functions that have a return value ...

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