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    SubjectRe: Some questions about linux kernel.
    On Sat, 18 Mar 2000, DeRobertis wrote:
    > At 10:28 AM -0400 on 3/16/00, Horst von Brand wrote:
    > >In any case, your VM priorities _must_ be tied to niceness, it makes no
    > >sense to have a high-level VM priority on a process that never gets to
    > >run. And, AFAIU this is what Rik's patch does on itself...
    > This probably about covers it. There may be some times when nice tasks
    > are very important, but I can't think of any.

    If the niced process is a simulation which has been running
    for a week, you want to preserve it because otherwise a week
    of work has been lost.

    (yes, this is handled by my patch)


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