> > If I'm trying to watch a DVD on my computer, and assuming my CPU is powerful
> > enough to decode in realtime, then I want the DVD player to take
> > priority--dropping frames just because I'm starting up netscape is not
> > acceptable.
> Ummm, and you couldn't consider refraining from firing up Netscape
> while watching the DVD, could you?!
> I get your point, but the example was poorly chosen, imho.
I chose netscape because it is probably the largest single app that I have on my
machine. Other possibilities would be running a kernel compile, a recursive
search for specific file content through the entire filesystem, or anything else
that is likely to cause problems. It might even be someone else in the house
logged into it and running stuff over the network.
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