Realtime priority for running processes

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by steve h., Jun 20, 2004.

  1. steve h.

    steve h. Guest

    Is it ever a bad idea to assign realtime status to a running process in
    order to complete its task faster ? Example: Making your antivirus
    scanner realtime priority to make it scan the hard drive, etc. faster. TIA.
     
    steve h., Jun 20, 2004
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  2. steve h.

    why? Guest

    Depends, are you trying to get a slow process running / finish faster.
    An AV apps tends to check some things often like boot sectors, will only
    check mail when you are downloading mail , checking a download only when
    you start / save a file / when you open a file. The last few are perhaps
    real time but not slow / needing priority.

    Varies by OS.
    http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_renice.htm
    http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-6261_11-5025322-2.html
    <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/deploy/prodspecs/proctrl.mspx>
    http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/whitepapers/paper8/
    http://www.winnetmag.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/121/121.html

    See the real time warning notes,
    <http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d...diagnosticsprocesspriorityclassclasstopic.asp>


    comp.realtime FAQ :)
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/realtime-computing/faq/
    see IV- POLEMIC TOPICS


    Me
     
    why?, Jun 20, 2004
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  3. steve h.

    steve h. Guest

    why? wrote:

    thanks for your time
     
    steve h., Jun 20, 2004
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