Re: using select as a sleep call
- From: David Schwartz <davids@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:44:30 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 22, 12:00 pm, Jorge <jo...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Right, but the problem is that as machines have gotten faster, the
work we've wanted to do on them has gotten bigger as well. So the
"relative value" of 1 ms hasn't really changed all that much.
I wouldn't say so. My current laptop is certainly much faster than the
previous one, in spite of the new -latest- unix OS that comes with it.
Why did you buy a faster laptop then? Weren't you perfectly happy with
the old one? Can't it still do everything it did back then just as
Hint: The answer is that what you want to do has changed because it
can. And the value of 1ms of CPU time relative to what you want to do
has therefore not changed very much. The net effect is that long term
the relative value of 1ms of an average CPU has stayed about the same.
It's 1ms of average.