[RC5] Feature request

Minor, Thomas thomas.minor at materna.de
Thu May 27 11:09:12 EDT 1999


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Hi.
I use the client in our team at work and now some of our team stopped
running the clients on their machines cuz they think it's not a very
good thing that their machines run at 100% usage all the time.
They think that their CPU's get too hot and eat up too much energy.
( Not that the heat topic would be too new around here :) )

My proposal is to put in a little delay in one of the outer loops
of the algorithm, like the Windows sleep() function.
So simply give away some time to other processes, in our case
the idle process with its HLT command.
This might solve some heat problems and let the user decide 
how much idle time they want.
The time to sleep should be made configurable in the client.

Any comments ?

Qapla'


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