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Date:	Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:10:29 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
To:	Jason Baron <jbaron@...hat.com>
CC:	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>, Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>, a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl,
	mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com, davem@...emloft.net,
	ddaney.cavm@...il.com, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/10] jump label: introduce very_[un]likely + cleanups
 + docs

On 02/23/2012 08:21 AM, Jason Baron wrote:
> 
> So, we could get rid of the '&' with something as simple as:
> 
> #define very_unlikely(key) __very_unlikely(&key)
> 
> However, it does seem potentially more error prone, b/c if 'key' is
> passed to a function, and they we do the very_unlikely() we end up with
> the address parameter (due to pass by value). That said, it doesn't look
> like anybody is using very_unlikely() in that manner in the tree, and we
> could document the usage.
> 

The normal way to do this is to make the type an array of size 1.

	-hpa

-- 
H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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