straw-man 3.2 default preferences

John M McIntosh johnmci at
Fri Apr 19 18:56:00 UTC 2002

>On Friday 19 April 2002 11:26 am, Ken Brown wrote:
>>  However,
>>  now that I have the cpuWatcher enabled all the time, it somtimes
>>  comes up with indications it has suspended some process or other
>>  (nil was one) that does not show up in the list, asks if I want to
>>  debug at a lower priority, I say yes, nothing happens. This could
>>  be confusing and disturbing for new users.
>Hmm.. I'll have to look at this some time. I'm not entirely happy with
>the design of the CPUWatcher, as it keeps making new processes that
>tend not to get garbage collected for a while and so clutter up the

Mmm I do have a change set from year or two back that adds some instance
variables to  Process, then in the VM we collect milliseconds a 
process has had the option to run in the process dispatch logic. That 
gives exact figures on who is actually running!

I guess I could drag it out if there is interest? But it requires a 
VM to be built and I believe there was little interest in offering 
such a feature.

John M. McIntosh <johnmci at> 1-800-477-2659
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.

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