cooperative versus preempt
Wed, 23 Aug 1995 01:27:33 -0400 (EDT)
it would seem a few major issues about this are being ignored:
1. wouldn't it be easier to exploit multiple processor architectures and
distributed computing under preemptive threading? is tunes a single
processor OS, end of story?
2. as more and more OS's use threading, the hardware people will come
around and implement threading in the processor. state changes and
object protection won't take any noticable time at all. it happened with
floating point and memory management, its only a matter of time for
threading. (and hopefully garbage collection)
3. who really cares if a percentage of time is spent dealing with
threading? as someone posted earlier, one can just wait a year and
processors will double in speed.
4. real time computing requires preemptive scheduling.
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