> Thus interactive tasks, which normally sleep quite a bit, should stay near
> the top of the staircase and be responsive, while CPU hogs spend much of
> their time on the lower steps.
sounds very much like delay pools in squid, which provide a neat way of penalising bulk downloads while keeping normal "interactive" sufing response good!
[I *have* seen the other posts with extracts from OS books; just want to give a different analogy is all...]
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