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    SubjectRe: [2.4.17/18pre] VM and swap - it's really unusable
    On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 04:38:59PM +0100, Daniel Phillips wrote:
    > On January 15, 2002 01:39 pm, yodaiken@fsmlabs.com wrote:
    > > My reservation about preemption as an implementation technique is that
    > > it has costs, which seem to be not easily boundable, but not very
    > > clear benefits.
    >
    > To me the benefit is clear enough: ASAP scheduling of IO threads, a simple
    > heuristic that improves both throughput and latency.

    I think of "benefit", perhaps naiively, in terms of something that can
    be measured or demonstrated rather than just announced.


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