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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 3/3] nl80211/mac80211: Report signal average
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On Thu November 18 2010 08:11:18 Bob Copeland wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Johannes Berg
>
> <johannes@sipsolutions.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-11-17 at 17:28 +0900, Bruno Randolf wrote:
> >> I understand that this could be more efficient, but if it matters or not
> >> - honestly, I don't know. Can a more knowledgeable person than me
> >> comment on this?
> >
> > Yes, it does matter -- think of an embedded MIPS board running at 500MHz
> > and trying to push 11n speeds.
>
> I assume the number of samples (weight) is the more
> important tunable. One option is you can require factor
> to be a power of two that is much larger than weight,
> then at least you can store factor/weight precomputed
> and multiply by it instead of doing a divide in ewma_add.
> Then ewma_get can also just be a shift as well.

Hmm, maybe I suck in mathemathics, but I don't see a way to do that given the
formula:

(((internal * (weight - 1)) + (val * factor)) / weight

bruno


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