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Date:	Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:41:21 +0100
From:	Andi Kleen <>
To:	Ilpo Järvinen <>
Cc:	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	Netdev <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/8] [TCP]: Uninline tcp_set_state

"Ilpo Järvinen" <> writes:
> Besides, it not always that obvious that gcc is able to determine "the
> constant state", considering e.g., the complexity in the cases with
> tcp_rcv_synsent_state_process, tcp_close_state, tcp_done. In such cases
> uninlining should be done and gcc is probably not able to mix both cases
> nicely for a single function?

I think it would be cleanest to completely unswitch the function 
and split into tcp_set_closed()  / tcp_set_established() / tcp_other_state() 
called by the callers directly.

That would probably lose the state trace, but I never found 
that useful for anything.

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