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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 3/3] nl80211/mac80211: Report signal average
On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 10:58:36AM -0800, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 11:37 +0200, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 12:00:35PM +0900, Bruno Randolf wrote:
> > > Extend nl80211 to report an exponential weighted moving average (EWMA) of the
> > > signal value. Since the signal value usually fluctuates between different
> > > packets, an average can be more useful than the value of the last packet.
> > >
> > > This uses the recently added generic EWMA library function.
> >
> > Isn't that generic EWMA library function making this much more CPU
> > intensive than necessary?
>
> John, is there any reason you completely ignored Jouni's feedback here?
> This wasn't addressed in v8.

Well, I confess that I didn't fully appreciate Jouni's point.

Is there any reason to presume that Bruno cannot (or will not) improve
the performance from here? Do you have any measurement of the actual
performance impact?

John
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