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Date:   Fri, 4 Dec 2020 10:14:18 -0800
From:   Yury Norov <yury.norov@...il.com>
To:     Yun Levi <ppbuk5246@...il.com>
Cc:     Willy Tarreau <w@....eu>,
        Rasmus Villemoes <linux@...musvillemoes.dk>, dushistov@...l.ru,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>,
        William Breathitt Gray <vilhelm.gray@...il.com>,
        richard.weiyang@...ux.alibaba.com, joseph.qi@...ux.alibaba.com,
        skalluru@...vell.com, Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...hat.com>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
        Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>
Subject: Re:

On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 5:36 PM Yun Levi <ppbuk5246@...il.com> wrote:
>
> >On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 3:53 AM Willy Tarreau <w@....eu> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 10:46:25AM -0800, Yury Norov wrote:
> > > Yun, could you please stop top-posting and excessive trimming in the thread?
> >
> > And re-configure the mail agent to make the "Subject" field appear and
> > fill it.
>
> >On Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 10:46:25AM -0800, Yury Norov wrote:
> > Yun, could you please stop top-posting and excessive trimming in the thread?
> Sorry to make you uncomfortable... Thanks for advice.
>
> >On Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 10:46:25AM -0800, Yury Norov wrote:
> > As you said, find_last_bit() and proposed find_prev_*_bit() have the
> > same functionality.
> > If you really want to have find_prev_*_bit(), could you please at
> > least write it using find_last_bit(), otherwise it would be just a
> > blottering.
>
> Actually find_prev_*_bit call _find_prev_bit which is a common helper function
> like _find_next_bit.
> As you know this function is required to support __BIGEDIAN's little
> endian search.
> find_prev_bit actually wrapper of _find_prev_bit which have a feature
> the find_last_bit.
>
> That makes the semantics difference between find_last_bit and find_prev_bit.
> -- specify where you find from and
>    In loop, find_last_bit couldn't sustain original size as sentinel
> return value
>     (we should change the size argument for next searching
>      But it means whenever we call, "NOT SET or NOT CLEAR"'s sentinel
> return value is changed per call).
>
> Because we should have _find_prev_bit,
> I think it's the matter to choose which is better to usein
> find_prev_bit (find_last_bit? or _find_prev_bit?)
> sustaining find_prev_bit feature (give size as sentinel return, from
> where I start).
> if my understanding is correct.
>
> In my view, I prefer to use _find_prev_bit like find_next_bit for
> integrated format.
>
> But In some of the benchmarking, find_last_bit is better than _find_prev_bit,
> here what I tested (look similar but sometimes have some difference).
>
>               Start testing find_bit() with random-filled bitmap
> [  +0.001850] find_next_bit:                  842792 ns, 163788 iterations
> [  +0.000873] find_prev_bit:                  870914 ns, 163788 iterations
> [  +0.000824] find_next_zero_bit:             821959 ns, 163894 iterations
> [  +0.000677] find_prev_zero_bit:             676240 ns, 163894 iterations
> [  +0.000777] find_last_bit:                  659103 ns, 163788 iterations
> [  +0.001822] find_first_bit:                1708041 ns,  16250 iterations
> [  +0.000539] find_next_and_bit:              492182 ns,  73871 iterations
> [  +0.000001]
>               Start testing find_bit() with sparse bitmap
> [  +0.000222] find_next_bit:                   13227 ns,    654 iterations
> [  +0.000013] find_prev_bit:                   11652 ns,    654 iterations
> [  +0.001845] find_next_zero_bit:            1723869 ns, 327028 iterations
> [  +0.001538] find_prev_zero_bit:            1355808 ns, 327028 iterations
> [  +0.000010] find_last_bit:                    8114 ns,    654 iterations
> [  +0.000867] find_first_bit:                 710639 ns,    654 iterations
> [  +0.000006] find_next_and_bit:                4273 ns,      1 iterations
> [  +0.000004] find_next_and_bit:                3278 ns,      1 iterations
>
>               Start testing find_bit() with random-filled bitmap
> [  +0.001784] find_next_bit:                  805553 ns, 164240 iterations
> [  +0.000643] find_prev_bit:                  632474 ns, 164240 iterations
> [  +0.000950] find_next_zero_bit:             877215 ns, 163442 iterations
> [  +0.000664] find_prev_zero_bit:             662339 ns, 163442 iterations
> [  +0.000680] find_last_bit:                  602204 ns, 164240 iterations
> [  +0.001912] find_first_bit:                1758208 ns,  16408 iterations
> [  +0.000760] find_next_and_bit:              531033 ns,  73798 iterations
> [  +0.000002]
>               Start testing find_bit() with sparse bitmap
> [  +0.000203] find_next_bit:                   12468 ns,    656 iterations
> [  +0.000205] find_prev_bit:                   10948 ns,    656 iterations
> [  +0.001759] find_next_zero_bit:            1579447 ns, 327026 iterations
> [  +0.001935] find_prev_zero_bit:            1931961 ns, 327026 iterations
> [  +0.000013] find_last_bit:                    9543 ns,    656 iterations
> [  +0.000732] find_first_bit:                 562009 ns,    656 iterations
> [  +0.000217] find_next_and_bit:                6804 ns,      1 iterations
> [  +0.000007] find_next_and_bit:                4367 ns,      1 iterations
>
> Is it better to write find_prev_bit using find_last_bit?
> I question again.

I answer again. It's better not to write find_prev_bit at all and
learn how to use existing functionality.

Yury

> Thanks for your great advice, But please forgive my fault and lackness.
>
> HTH.
> Levi.

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