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On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, Joe Harrington wrote:

> When having 5 proceeses {A, B, C, D ,E}, with run times
> A = 10
> B = 6
> C =2
> D = 4
> E = 8
> Why does round robin do A -> E -> B -> D -> C,
> why not just use FIFO?

1. how would the OS know in advance what the run times of
each process is?

2. how would YOU like fifo scheduling when it means your
editor might have to wait 30 seconds for a compiler
to finish?

regards,

Rik
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