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SubjectRe: low priority soft RT?
On Thu, 22 Jul 1999, Rogier Wolff wrote:

> Chris, I worked on a Unix system a long time ago ('86), and there
> they defined "nice 19" to be "when nobody else wants the CPU".
> That was a VERY handy system. For example: rc5des would not
> consume the 3-5% of the CPU of my system when I'm actually doing
> something CPUbound.

I used to (and will again if there's enough demand) maintain
a SCHED_IDLE patch for the Linux kernel, but nowadays I use
loadwatch(1) myself and it works good enough for me...

Rik -- Open Source: you deserve to be in control of your data.
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