cvs commit: ports/audio/arts Makefile
danfe at nsu.ru
Wed Mar 3 01:01:58 PST 2004
On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 12:15:25AM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 12:09:25PM +0600, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> > As it's been said, real time priority is needed only when one stresses
> > their box with some disk I/O-intensive operation, e.g. extracting
> > mozilla tarboll. Otherwise, its impact is negligible. On the other
> > hand, disk activity might be an issue only is you have bunch of services
> > running (http/ftp/cvsup/etc) on the same box you run your desktop.
> > Since vast majority of desktop users does only run their desktop
> > environment software without any server-type services, disk-intensive
> > operations are pretty rare. I doubt that our typical [desktop] user
> > extracts mozilla or X on a regular basis,
> Not true. If I build any large port on my desktop (no (http/ftp/cvsup
> daemons), I can't hardly type due to Giant and the IRQ my SCSI controller
> uses. (I feel like I'm using Linux. :-( )
> Until we get something done about Giant disk activity has a larger impact
> on the system than it should.
Agreed. The impact heavy disk activity has on system smoothness is
probably one of the top things that annoys me under FreeBSD.
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