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SubjectRe: Schedule idle
On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, David Feuer wrote:

> Why is this better than nice-19?

Because:
- nice19 gets 5% of CPU
- eats the full amount of memory and/or I/O such a program
needs
- multiple nice19 processes have a big impact on system
performance, 200+ idle processes hardly have any impact
on responsiveness (I tried it with 230 idle processes)

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