Subject: Re: Floating point in the kernel
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/19/1998 11:46:04
On Sat, 19 Sep 1998, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:

> 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..

Well, not exactly. I don't see why a hard real-time system can't
say `nobody gets more than 80% of the CPU, ever.' It's the equivilant
of putting a slower CPU in the machine.

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