[RC5] Lousy Mac 2.8007-458 performance

Barry K. Nathan barryn at pobox.com
Mon Apr 10 22:02:43 EDT 2000


>Nope, it changed with 8.5.1 to be nicer and restrict a cpu-intensive task from
>monopolizing the cpu.

No. See: <http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n60230>, which is
a list of improvements in 8.6 over 8.5.1. (For reference, the change list
for 8.5.1 is at <http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n26165>.)

Quoting from the 8.6 change list:
>Nanokernel
>Integrates multitasking and multiprocessing facilities to improve system
>performance and significantly increase CPU power savings. 
>Note: The Nanokernel is built into the core system software and is not a
>separately installed component.

This is the change in question.

-Barry K. Nathan <barryn at pobox.com>

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