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SubjectRe: [Cbe-oss-dev] [RFC, PATCH 4/4] Add support to OProfile for profiling Cell BE SPUs -- update
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:31:09 -0800
Carl Love <cel@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> An LFSR sequence is similar to a pseudo random number sequence. For a 24
> bit LFSR sequence each number between 0 and 2^24 will occur once in the
> sequence but not in a normal counting order. The hardware uses the LFSR
> sequence to count to since it is much simpler to implement in hardware
> then a normal counter. Unfortunately, the only way we know how to
> figure out what the LFSR value that corresponds to the number in the
> sequence that is N before the last value (0xFFFFFF) is to calculate the
> previous value N times. It is like trying to ask what is the pseudo
> random number that is N before this pseudo random number?

That should be no problem.
You can just revers your algorithm and let it run x times instead of 0xFFFFFF-x.
>
> I will add a short comment to the code that will summarize the above
> paragraph.
> [snip]
>
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Mit freundlichen Grüssen,
kind regards,

Christian Krafft
IBM Systems & Technology Group,
Linux Kernel Development
IT Specialist
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