Odp: [RC5] If you were writing our next client...
rc5 at amiga.cistron.nl
Thu May 6 23:28:50 EDT 1999
Hi Roby, on May 6 you wrote:
> At 11:02 04/05/99 +0200, Amigo wrote:
> > [Amiga client runs] Exactly at -20, -10 or 0 (three levels of 'nice' process).
> I already guessed something like that, although you could go from -127 to
-128 to 127 to be more precise.
> I think -20 to 20 were to be considered the outer limits of real-life
> situations. (I guess a process running at -100 will still get whetever CPU
> is free, but a program running at 100 is likely to take over your
Since input.device runs at 20, it's not wise to put anything at or above
that, otherwise you'll lose mouse and keyboard, not to mention everything
associated with Intuition/layers in general giving up. 3 would be the
advisable maximum, since even a lot of devices such as consoles, some TCP
stack stuff, Rexxmast, etc. start at 4 and up. Unless of course you plan on
running the client for an extended holiday or something and simply reset
the machine when you want to use it again :)
Similarly, depending on what you run, -100 may be too low to be usable,
or even nearly completely locked out.
> Hmm, I really should get my A4000 back up and running,
> although the keyrates won't be impressive I think... any numbers available ?
Current beta 68k core does around 146-147 Kkeys/s on my 50 MHz 68060, with
some tweaking it may reach 150 Kkeys/s (as opposed to currently available
68k clients which do 115-120).
_ . Thomas Tavoly
. _ // . aTmosh at amiga.cistron.nl
. \X/ http://www.cistron.nl/~ttavoly
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