# Can we reverse a linked list in less than O(n)?

It is not possible to reverse a simple singly linked list in less than O(n). A simple singly linked list can only be reversed in O(n) time using recursive and iterative methods.

A doubly linked list with head and tail pointers while only requiring swapping the head and tail pointers which require lesser operations than a singly linked list can also not be done in less than O(n) since we need to traverse till the end of the list anyway to find the tail node.

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