Re: [RFC 1/1 linux-next] DRIVERS: replace current->state by set_current_state()

From: Fabian Frederick
Date: Fri Feb 20 2015 - 13:18:04 EST

> On 20 February 2015 at 09:56 Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 09:21:51PM +0100, Fabian Frederick wrote:
> > replace remaining direct access to current->state by slower
> > helper function in drivers branch.
> > Some of them could be optimized later using __set_current_state().
> This changelog needs help. Going by this you just make the drivers worse
> (slower).
> The reason for using set_current_state() is not that its slower, its
> because its actually correct; as opposed to direct assignments which are
> prone to races and therefore buggy.
> Also, since all were direct assignments you can immediately use
> __set_current_state() for TASK_RUNNING; code will not be broken more by
> that and relying on the barrier for TASK_RUNNING is obscure and rare
> anyhow.
> So sure, the idea is good, but please, write a coherent changelog to go
> with it.

Thanks a lot for explanation Peter, I meant set_current_state was slower than
__set_current_state. I hope changelog is ok in the patchset.
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