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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)

cheers,

Rik
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