Re: OS/2 - DOS program stops DESCHAL4

Andrew James Alan Welty (
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 09:27:18 -0400

I just noticed that when I started a DOS program, DESCHAL4 stopped
(Normally, DESCHAL4 adds a progress period about every 5 seconds). I had
set background excution to off, to fix this. But it still happens, if this
program has focus.

That because DESCHALL uses an idle priority and only gets CPU cycles when
has some idle time to give away. When running PC/ms-Dos programs OS/2
gives them all the time unless something else requests it, which DESCHALL
not do. An adjustable priority level for DESCHALL would fix this.