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Re: [opensuse] Micro pauses, or CPU spikes?
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 07:16:14 -0400
  • Message-id: <4637217E.6040406@xxxxxxxxxx>
Aaron Kulkis wrote:
>
> I'm a computer systems engineer, I've been programming since 1980,
> I've used and programmed on more operating systems than I can
> remember... what in the hell is a "micro pause" because I have
> never seen that term used before...ever...for anything.
>

I also have no idea what a "micro pause" is.  The only thing that comes
to mind, was that on some mini-computers, such as the Data General
Eclipse, you could microstep through the microcode.  There was a pause
in there, but I don't think that's what he had in mind.

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