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SubjectRe: Interactivity improvements

Richard Curnow wrote:
> * Patrick McLean <> [2003-08-07]:
>>Another point is compilers, they tend to do a lot of disk I/O then
>>become major CPU hogs, could we have some sort or heuristic that reduces
>>the bonuses for sleeping on block I/O rather than other kinds of I/O
>>(say pipes and network I/O in the case of X).
> What about compilers chewing on source files coming in over NFS rather
> than resident on local block devices? The network waits need to be
> broken out into NFS versus other, or UDP versus TCP or something. e.g.
> waits due to the user not having typed anything yet, or moved the mouse,
> are going to be on TCP connections.
Maybe if we had it reduce sleeping bonuses if it's waiting on filesystem
access, this would cover NFS as the kernel does consider it a
filesystem, this would cover SMB, AFS, etc as well.

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