Subject: Re: Floating point in the kernel
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/19/1998 09:21:11
> This is simple, but it allows one busy-looping high-priority process
> kill the whole system, which is unacceptable, of course.  Something
> like this + a safeguard system maybe..? :)

If you have a safeguard system to prevent a high-priority process from
eating the CPU, you're no longer hard real-time, unless you've got
some very sophisticated notion which allows the scheduler to
distinguish when a high-priority process is spinning its wheels
instead of doing useful work..