RE: Linux doing "cooperative multitasking"?

Ingo Molnar (
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 19:53:38 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Michael Nelson wrote:

> >No. Cooperative multitasking is a severely broken method, which as far as
> >I know is only used by M$ WinDog. Trusting the applications to multitask
> >was stupid when M$ started to use it, and the people who have created and
> >now maintain Linux would never use such a bad multitasking method.
> Actually, it's also used by Novell Netware. In certain situations, it can be put to good use.

it's also used in Linux in the kernel. But as an application scheduling
policy [like in Windows] it's badly broken.

-- mingo