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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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