[tip:locking/core] sched/fair: Clean up comment in nohz_idle_balance()

From: tip-bot for Andrea Parri
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 - 10:30:37 EST

Commit-ID: 80eb865768703c0f85a0603762742ae1dedf21f0
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/80eb865768703c0f85a0603762742ae1dedf21f0
Author: Andrea Parri <andrea.parri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:01:10 +0100
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:54:57 +0100

sched/fair: Clean up comment in nohz_idle_balance()

Concerning the comment associated to the atomic_fetch_andnot() in
nohz_idle_balance(), Vincent explains [1]:

"[...] the comment is useless and can be removed [...] it was
referring to a line code above the comment that was present in
a previous iteration of the patchset. This line disappeared in
final version but the comment has stayed."

So remove the comment.

Vincent also points out that the full ordering associated to the
atomic_fetch_andnot() primitive could be relaxed, but this patch
insists on the current more conservative/fully ordered solution:

"Performance" isn't a concern, stay away from "correctness"/subtle
relaxed (re)ordering if possible..., just make sure not to confuse
the next reader with misleading/out-of-date comments.

[1] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/CAKfTPtBjA-oCBRkO6__npQwL3+HLjzk7riCcPU1R7YdO-EpuZg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Suggested-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrea Parri <andrea.parri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20181127110110.5533-1-andrea.parri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/sched/fair.c | 4 +---
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index ac855b2f4774..db514993565b 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -9533,9 +9533,7 @@ static bool nohz_idle_balance(struct rq *this_rq, enum cpu_idle_type idle)
return false;

- /*
- * barrier, pairs with nohz_balance_enter_idle(), ensures ...
- */
+ /* could be _relaxed() */
flags = atomic_fetch_andnot(NOHZ_KICK_MASK, nohz_flags(this_cpu));
if (!(flags & NOHZ_KICK_MASK))
return false;