[PATCH 00/24] staging: ccree: more cleanup patches

Gilad Ben-Yossef gilad at benyossef.com
Wed Nov 15 06:35:52 UTC 2017

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 11:48 AM, Dan Carpenter
<dan.carpenter at oracle.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 11:33:20AM +0200, Gilad Ben-Yossef wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:33 PM, Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter at oracle.com> wrote:
>> > These cleanups look nice.  Thanks.
>> >
>> > I hope you do a mass remove of likely/unlikely in a patch soon.
>> > Whenever, I see one of those in a + line I always have to remind myself
>> > that you're planning to do it in a later patch.
>> >
>> So, a question about that - there indeed seems to be an inflation of
>> likely/unlikely in the ccree driver, but
>> what stopped me from removing them was that I found out I don't have a
>> clue about when it's a good idea
>> to use them and when it isn't (obviously in places where you know the
>> probable code flow of course).
>> Any hints?
> They should only be included if benchmarking shows that it makes a
> difference.  I think they need to be about 100 right predictions to 1
> wrong prediction on a fast path.  So remove them all and add them back
> one at a time.

OK, that makes a lot of sense.


Gilad Ben-Yossef
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