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Found in kernel/sched.c in Linux 1.2:

The "confuse_gcc" goto is used only to get better assembly code..
Dijkstra probably hates me.

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/...

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    The Linux kernel is full of surprises
  • 1
    Now that my curiosity is triggered, can someone explain a little more what this is and why it's called like so ?
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    @oscarascal Linus decided to add some gotos to the linux kernel, entirely for the purpose of making gcc generate faster code. Dijkstra famously wrote a paper called "goto statements considered harmful", in which he says nobody should ever use goto statements for any reason.
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