[RC5] RC5 on Pentium4

waldo kitty wkitty42 at alltel.net
Tue Aug 27 12:32:52 EDT 2002


my example excluded all tsrs... note the wording "single task that is
running"...

Décio Luiz Gazzoni Filho wrote:
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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...
> >
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> 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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