Re: [tip: locking/urgent] locking/ww_mutex: Simplify use_ww_ctx & ww_ctx handling

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed Mar 17 2021 - 09:00:54 EST

On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 12:38:22PM -0000, tip-bot2 for Waiman Long wrote:
> The following commit has been merged into the locking/urgent branch of tip:
> Commit-ID: 5de2055d31ea88fd9ae9709ac95c372a505a60fa
> Gitweb:
> Author: Waiman Long <longman@xxxxxxxxxx>
> AuthorDate: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 11:31:16 -04:00
> Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
> CommitterDate: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 09:56:44 +01:00
> locking/ww_mutex: Simplify use_ww_ctx & ww_ctx handling
> The use_ww_ctx flag is passed to mutex_optimistic_spin(), but the
> function doesn't use it. The frequent use of the (use_ww_ctx && ww_ctx)
> combination is repetitive.
> In fact, ww_ctx should not be used at all if !use_ww_ctx. Simplify
> ww_mutex code by dropping use_ww_ctx from mutex_optimistic_spin() an
> clear ww_ctx if !use_ww_ctx. In this way, we can replace (use_ww_ctx &&
> ww_ctx) by just (ww_ctx).

The reason this code was like this is because GCC could constant
propagage use_ww_ctx but could not do the same for ww_ctx (since that's

Please double check generated code to make sure you've not introduced a
bunch of extra branches.