Re: Linux doing "cooperative multitasking"?

Bernd Eckenfels (
28 Nov 1996 01:21:21 GMT

Tyson D Sawyer <> wrote:
> Linux is doing preemtive multitasking but X is doing cooperative.
> X is responsible for sending key strokes to the processess and
> updating the display. It is possible for a single process to
> "grab" X and not give it up until it feels like it.

Actually it depends on the Server. AFAIK There are some multi-threaded
Servers on the market. Commercial but Accelerated, of course.


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