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Re: Dual core

From: Oblio <subscriber_at_locustcreek.com>
Date: 2006-03-07 16:12:04 CET

>There is absolutely *no* way a program in userspace can do that. Only
>drivers can lock a system that hard.

I'm not so sure - I've had occasions where software has done
that. So much CPU is consumed that the OS never gets around to
redrawing the screen. There are brief windows where other programs
can execution, or at least be added to the queue. Particularly
painful on a server.

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