Idle GC workers trigger whenever there's a GC running and the
scheduler doesn't find any other work. However, they currently run for
a full scheduler quantum (~10ms) once started.
This is really bad for event-driven applications, where work may come
in on the network hundreds of times during that window. In the
go-gcbench rpc benchmark, this is bad enough to often cause effective
STWs where all Ps are in the idle worker. When this happens, we don't
even poll the network any more (except for the background 10ms poll in
sysmon), so we don't even know there's more work to do.
Fix this by making idle workers check with the scheduler roughly every
100 µs to see if there's any higher-priority work the P should be
doing. This check includes polling the network for incoming work.
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