Re: 100% CPU

Justin Dolske (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 21:58:28 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 16 Apr 1997, C Matthew Curtin wrote:

> On the contrary to "wearing them out," it's *good* to run some
> computationally-intensive tasks on the machine. It's like "flooring
> it" to blow the carbon off of the valves of engines with carburetors.

Heh... Or, suggest that "idle" systems are really just sitting in a
while() loop doing some system function, and are thus wearing out the
processor unevenly. You're thus just doing the equivalent of a tire
rotation. :-)

Justin Dolske <URL:>
Graduate Fellow / Research Associate at The Ohio State University, CIS Dept.
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