Subject: Re: Unkillable processes
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <email@example.com>
Date: 11/19/1996 15:57:11
> Processes that are in the busy wait state (ie waiting at a priority
> above PZERO) are usually waiting for "fast" I/O.
This was the way it worked at some time. The (un)interruptability of a sleep
is now indicated by a separate bit in the priority field (PCATCH), so even
lower priority sleeps can wait without being interrupted by signals.
ws@TooLs.DE (Wolfgang Solfrank, TooLs GmbH) +49-228-985800