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.

    See the real time warning notes,

    comp.realtime FAQ :)

    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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