Subject: Re: Autonice bugging my but!
To: Ty Sarna <>
From: proprietor - Foo Bar And Grill <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/31/1996 15:27:05
#define AUTHOR " (Ty Sarna)"

 * Well it turns out that you're right, but you have missed that you can't
 * just multiply by the MIPS ratio. Lots of othe rfactors apply, like the
 * amout of physical memory. How much does the average 11/750 have vs the
 * average SS2? That could make a huge difference. A 24M 3/60 is much
 * snappier running X than a 8M IPX, for example.

Considering that on an 11/750, binaries are typically smaller than on
a SPARC by virtue of being a CISC vs. a RISC, a 4M 11/750 would easily
compare with a 12-16M IPX (consider that core on an 11/750 maxed out
at 4M).

I was assuming an otherwise idle machine in both cases.

 * Anyway, 2 days is still about 47.9 hours too long to change a simple
 * thing like that.

You make a good point here, and for such changes, sysctl makes sense.
If you're consistently mucking about with structure arrays (NPROC and the
like come to mind), you're probably asking for trouble, though...

Just my (0xff & 0x03);


#undef AUTHOR	/* " (Ty Sarna)" */

System V was a mistake.