Linked by Kasra Yousefi on Fri 7th Jan 2005 17:44 UTC
Editorial Problem: Even the most powerful PC's become non responsive during resource-intensive computations, such as graphic design, media, image rendering and manipulating. The traditional solution has been to upgrade to a faster computer and throw more computing power at the problem to lessen the wait-time. But there's a simple solution that utilizes multiple machines, but without using grid/clustering. For now, this involves a hack, but how hard would it be for an OS vendor to streamline this process?
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RE: nice...
by nns6561 on Fri 7th Jan 2005 19:29 UTC

This is related to one of my biggest disappointments with linux. With BeOS, there are ~150 different levels. Each thread is executed at an appropriate level. Media processing is given a higher priority than background tasks. Why can't linux standardize on appropriate nice values and execute tasks at those values by default? This might even be doable without any software modifications, but I haven't run across any linux distros that do this.