Re: [PATCH 11/39] autonuma: CPU follow memory algorithm

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Tue Mar 27 2012 - 13:09:34 EST

* Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> You can talk pretty much anything down to O(1) that way. Take
> an algorithm that is O(n) in the number of tasks, since you
> know you have a pid-space constraint of 30bits you can never
> have more than 2^30 (aka 1Gi) tasks, hence your algorithm is
> O(2^30) aka O(1).

We can go even further than that, IIRC all physical states of
this universe fit into a roughly 2^1000 finite state-space, so
every computing problem in this universe is O(2^1000), i.e.
every computing problem we can ever work on is O(1).

Really, I think Andrea is missing the big picture here.


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