[RC5] Amiga task priorities
iltzu at sci.fi
Wed May 12 21:51:33 EDT 1999
On Tue, 11 May 1999, Thomas Tavoly wrote:
> > the other hand, at least one program I used a lot had tasks running at
> > - -60 (HippoPlayer 'scopes) and I'm sure there are others. So the proper
> of thing. Apart from that, it's a matter of assuming things, maybe this scope
> only needs a very small percentage of CPU time and assumes that nothing else
> will take 100% of CPU time, or at least not all the time (which would normally
> be the case).
Actually no, the point is that the 'scopes are just eye candy - they
happen to be a type of eye candy I like, but I wouldn't want them to
slow down anything important.
Just like the client, which I wouldn't want to slow down anything else,
not even eye candy.
I still believe that the nicest setting of the client should correspond to
the *nicest possible* setting under whatever OS in in use. I have no idea
if this is the case under other OSes, but if it isn't, that might explain
some of the complaints we've heard.
But I'll make this my last comment on the topic - let's conclude this
discussion and save some bandwidth.
 Those not resulting from priority inversion, buggy software, placebo
effects, lack of memory or Micro$oft products. (hmm.. I think I repeated
Ilmari Karonen (iltzu at sci.fi)
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