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Jim Leonard trixter at
Fri Mar 18 15:44:11 CST 2005

Eric Smith wrote:
> Many people have gotten the idea that cooperative multitasking is "bad",
> or that it isn't "real" multitasking.  In reality, there are many
> scenarios in which cooperative multitasking is a better solution than
> preemptive multitasking.  Either type can get you into trouble if you're
> not careful.

This much is true.  For one, race conditions are practically non-existant if 
it's designed right.  And a cooperative kernel lends itself to architectures 
that don't support interrupts.
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