[RC5] RC5 on Pentium4

Décio Luiz Gazzoni Filho decio at revistapcs.com.br
Tue Aug 27 12:46:52 EDT 2002


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On Tuesday 27 August 2002 09:14, waldo kitty wrote:
> why do you think that DOS stat should be removed? obviously that system
> wasn't hobbled by running any graphical shell or extraneous drivers and
> stuff... pure DOS is the only system that gives full processing power of
> the CPU to the single task that is running... the CPU doesn't have to
> spend time doing anything else like serviceing a GUI, network layers,
> mouse drivers, software based printers or modems, etc...
>

Not exactly... interrupts are still serviced as usual (how do you think TSR 
programs worked back then?) and it's possible that interrupt service routines 
take away a lot of CPU time, though usually they do not.

Décio
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