Re: OS/2 - DOS program stops DESCHAL4

Andrew James Alan Welty (andrew@chatlink.com)
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 09:27:18 -0400


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I just noticed that when I started a DOS program, DESCHAL4 stopped
completely
(Normally, DESCHAL4 adds a progress period about every 5 seconds). I had
to
set background excution to off, to fix this. But it still happens, if this
program has focus.
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That because DESCHALL uses an idle priority and only gets CPU cycles when
OS/2
has some idle time to give away. When running PC/ms-Dos programs OS/2
typically
gives them all the time unless something else requests it, which DESCHALL
will
not do. An adjustable priority level for DESCHALL would fix this.