[Vm-dev] Suspend

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Wed Jul 18 20:09:41 UTC 2007

On 18-Jul-07, at 18-Jul;12:27 PM, John M McIntosh wrote:

> That is what the getNextWakeupTick() does, it returns the time the  
> vm has to wakeup to service the next delay since at that point all  
> processes
> are:
> (a) waiting on a semaphore
> (b) waiting on a Delay to terminate in the future which is found  
> via getNextWakeupTick()
Well yes; so perhaps one might change the relinquish so that it no  
longer effectively adds a fake wakeuptick.

Whatever the details let's see if we can work out a good mechanism so  
that then there is nothing to do, nothing is done, and when stuff  
needs doing it gets done promptly. I'm sure there will be some  
platforms that can do it beautifully and others that have to fudge it  
but that's life.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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