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On 23 Oct 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Either
> (a) Solaris has solved the faster-than-light problem, and Sun engineers
> should get a Nobel price in physics or something.
> (b) Solaris "scales" by being optimized for 10000 entries, and not
> speeding up sufficiently for a small number of entries.
> You make the call.

You will probably get the 6.5 factor because you have some (big) contant
setup time. For example

t = 1700 + n

This gives you an increase of 6.5 from 100 to 10000, although it is of
course is O(n). No magic there... :-)


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