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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 03:38:38PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> Wrong.  Any system that spends that much time in those places is designed
> wrong.  Most time is spent in user-space, or waiting for io, and optimizing
> for io by recompiling is a waste of resources.

Yeah, God-knows it's stupid to be doing a whole lot of CPU-intensive 
tasks on your computer, when you'd much rather be in the idle loop 
waiting for input.

Your second statement makes sense: your first statement doesn't.
Obviously, if an app *has* to block for input, it has to, but on modern 
PCs the best thing you can be is CPU-bound.  Memory-bound means you run 
at memory bus speeds.  I/O bound is 1000s of times slower.

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