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    SubjectRe: [linux-pm] [PATCH 0/8] Suspend block api (version 8)
    On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 08:50:02PM -0700, Arve Hjønnevåg wrote:
    > On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:05 AM, mark gross <640e9920@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 09:07:37AM +0200, Florian Mickler wrote:
    > ...
    > >> +static void update_target_val(int pm_qos_class, s32 val)
    > >> +{
    > >> +     s32 extreme_value;
    > >> +     s32 new_value;
    > >> +     extreme_value = atomic_read(&pm_qos_array[pm_qos_class]->target_value);
    > >> +     new_value = pm_qos_array[pm_qos_class]->comparitor(val,extreme_value);
    > >> +     if (extreme_value != new_value)
    > >> +             atomic_set(&pm_qos_array[pm_qos_class]->target_value,new_value);
    > >> +}
    > >> +
    > >
    > > Only works 1/2 the time, but I like the idea!
    > > It fails to get the righ answer when constraints are reduced.  But, this
    > > idea is a good improvement i'll roll into the next pm_qos update!
    > >
    >
    > I think it would be a better idea to track your constraints with a
    > sorted data structure. That way you can to better than O(n) for both
    > directions. If you have a lot of constraints with the same value, it
    > may even be worthwhile to have a two stage structure where for
    > instance you use a rbtree for the unique values and list for identical
    > constraints.

    I don't agree, we went through this tree vrs list discussion a few times
    before in other areas of the kernel. Wherever the list tended to be
    short, a simple list wins. However; we can try it, after we have some
    metrics and stress test cases identified we can measure its effectivenes
    against.

    --mgross

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