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    SubjectRe: [2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable
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    On January 14, 2002 10:09 am, yodaiken@fsmlabs.com wrote:
    > UNIX generally tries to ensure liveness. So you know that
    > cat lkarchive | grep feel | wc
    > will complete and not just that, it will run pretty reasonably because
    > for UNIX _every_ process is important and gets cpu and IO time.
    > When you start trying to add special low latency tasks, you endanger
    > liveness. And preempt is especially corrosive because one of the
    > mechanisms UNIX uses to assure liveness is to make sure that once a
    > process starts it can do a significant chunk of work.

    You're claiming that preemption by nature is not Unix-like?

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    Daniel
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