Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 13th Mar 2004 09:07 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature a very interesting interview with well known *BSD hacker Matthew Dillon over his latest project, DragonFly BSD (also known for his Linux kernel contributions, Amiga C compiler hacking back in the day and the Backplane distributed database). Matthew discusses DragonFly's status, goals, the overall BSD platform, innovation, and more. Update: Added one more question at the end of the Q&A.
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No, you cannot have the best of both worlds. When I log into my "server" it SHOULD keep high throughput and my interactive (shell) process should not get the kind of response it needs on the desktop.

Don't be a dumbass. There are two things that would allow one to have the best performace for both types of systems. You could have more than one scheduler and use whatever one best suits your needs (Linux does this), or you could have (better yet) an adaptive scheduler that modifies it's behavior as needed.

It is your thinking that leaves something to be desired. There are few things in this world that we cannot eventually do. Having an OS that can work out of the box as either a server or as a desktop isn't one of those things that we will be denied.

Learn to think.