On Tuesday 18 November 2008 07:58, David Miller wrote:
Surely it would do branch prediction, but maybe not indirect branch?
I did wonder why those indirect function calls were added everywhere
in the scheduler...
They didn't show up in the newest generation of x86 CPUs, but simpler
implementations won't handle them as well.
I wouldn't expect that to cause such a big regression on its own, but
it would still be interesting to test changing them to direct calls.