itsy bitsy Unix
trixter at oldskool.org
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.
Jim Leonard (trixter at oldskool.org) http://www.oldskool.org/
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