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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] [RFC] Range tree implementation
Hi John,

On 16 March 2012 23:51, John Stultz <> wrote:
> After Andrew suggested something like his mumbletree idea
> to better store a list of ranges, I worked on a few different
> approaches, and this is what I've finally managed to get working.
> I suspect range-tree isn't a totally accurate name, but I
> couldn't quite make out the difference between range trees
> and interval trees, so I just picked one to call it. Do
> let me know if you have a better name.
> The idea of storing ranges in a tree is nice, but has a number
> of complications. When adding a range, its possible that a
> large range will consume and merge a number of smaller ranges.

Have you considered using 'prio_tree' (include/linux/prio_tree.h)? If
we aim at addressing a wide range of possible use-cases (different
patterns of adding/removing volatile ranges), then, at first glance,
prio_tree looks like a better approach.

e.g. for the "consume and merge a number of smaller ranges" scenario
above, prio_tree gives O(log n) [ O(log n + m) ] behavior iso O(m log
n) in your case.


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