a serious error in sched_ule.c?
des at des.no
Tue Mar 9 12:30:05 PST 2004
Wes Peters <wes at softweyr.com> writes:
> One of the classic trade-offs in making a 'server' vs. 'workstation'
> operating system. Workstations require a strong preference for
> interactive over background tasks so the interactive tasks will
> remain responsive, especially in terms of heavily event-driven tasks
> like graphical UIs. For a true server, where interactive tasks are
> not the norm, this preference may be counter-productive.
Umm, remember that "interactive" here means "performs I/O", even if
that I/O is a database lookup or a TCP connection.
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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