[rc5] rc5 nicness

Brian Greul (Exch) bbraf08 at exch-imc.b-r.com
Thu Oct 9 09:55:30 EDT 1997



>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Skip Huffman [SMTP:SHuffman at Atl.Carreker.Com]
>Sent:	Thursday, October 09, 1997 7:25 AM
>To:	rc5 at llamas.net
>Subject:	RE: [rc5] rc5 nicness
>
>On Wed, 08 Oct 1997 22:37:16 +0200, Christian Holmqvist wrote:
>
>>Even more stupied...
>>
>>When I join a mailing list I'm hoping for serious answears on serious
>>questions... could you pleas grant me with that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
>Option C seems like a perfectly valid suggestion.  Depending on the
>availability of idle cycles appears problematic on a Win system.  They may
>simply never become available.  The programmer needs to understand this
>limitation and solve the problem.  I can think of many situtations where idle
>time is never available.  Just run an old DOS program that sits there and
>polls the keyboard.
>
>As a matter of fact you are right, any win16 or dos session will steal all
>the available CPU cycles under NT.
>NT doesn't allow starving.
>My guess is we have a poorly written java garbage collector.
>
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