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Date:	Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:16:16 -0700
From:	Eric Dumazet <>
To:	Jason Wang <>
Cc:	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Mike Galbraith <>,,,,, Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 2/2] net: exit busy loop when another process
 is runnable

On Fri, 2014-08-22 at 17:08 +0800, Jason Wang wrote:

> But this is just for current process. We want to determine whether or
> not it was worth to loop busily in current process by checking if
> there's any another runnable processes or callbacks. And what we need
> here is just a simple and lockless hint which can't be wrong but may be
> inaccurate to exit the busy loop. The net code does not depends on this
> hint to do scheduling or yielding.
> How about just introducing a boolean helper like current_can_busy_loop()
> and return true in one of the following conditions:
> - Current task is SCHED_FIFO
> - Current task is neither SCHED_FIFO nor SCHED_IDLE and no other
> runnable processes or pending RCU callbacks in current cpu
> And add warns to make sure it can only be called in process context.

1) Any reasons Eliezer Tamir is not included in the CC list ?

   He is the busypoll author after all, and did nothing wrong to be
banned from these patches ;)

2) It looks like sk_buy_loop() should not be inlined, its is already too

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