On Sun, Oct 15, 2000 at 00:20 -0400, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Oct 2000 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >         (6) If a thread whose policy or priority has been modified is
> >         a running thread or is runnable, runnable thread [sic] it then
> >         becomes the tail of the thread list for its new priority.
> Unless it holds a priority protection or inheritence mutex, in
> which case it gets added to the head of the thread list for its
> new priority.  This case is often forgotten (see

Is this what was discussed some time ago as a DoS mechanism for
Windows apps?  Talk was about "calling setprio() in your running
time slice will make you run again right away and starve anyone
else" so it turned out to look like some modern kind of
cooperative multitasking where one doesn't have to grant
resources to others if one doesn't feel like it?  Something good
to have if you feel like getting all the CPU cycles ...

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