The volume of a Riemannian metric on the projective plane is $2\pi$ and length of every non-contractible loop is greater than $\pi - \epsilon$ for some small, positive number $\epsilon$. Is this metric close to the canonical metric?
The question is somewhat vague on purpose. I'm mostly interested in the best constant for a bilipschitz equivalence in terms of $\epsilon$, but I also wonder whether for some sufficiently small $\epsilon$ one can conclude that the curvature is close to 1.
Stability of inequalities is a well-trodden research topic in convex geometry and I was wondering what was known about this in systolic geometry.