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SubjectRe: [PATCH] O13int for interactivity
On Tuesday 05 August 2003 06:32, Nick Piggin wrote:
>> But by employing the kernel's services in the shape of a blocking
>> syscall, all sleeps are intentional.

On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 02:48:09AM -0400, Rob Landley wrote:
> Wrong. Some sleeps indicate "I have run out of stuff to do right now, I'm
> going to wait for a timer or another process or something to wake me up with
> new work".
> Some sleeps indicate "ideally this would run on an enormous ramdisk attached
> to gigabit ethernet, but hard drives and internet connections are just too
> slow so my true CPU-hogness is hidden by the fact I'm running on a PC instead
> of a mainframe."
> There is are "I have nothing to do right now, and I'm okay with that" sleeps,
> and there are "I have requested more work, and it should hurry up and get
> here" sleeps.

Perhaps more apps should use aio.

-- wli
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