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Re: [SLE] RANT: Advantages of Dual Core
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 00:38:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605290038.05077.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 28 May 2006 20:09, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Sunday 2006-05-28 at 14:15 +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
> > As an aside - batch still exists - batch is everything that is not
> > realtime or interactive/on-line. An interactive/on-line transaction is
> > something with a less than 3sec response time. Compiling the Linux
> > kernel is batch.
>
> IMO, batch is anything running under the 'batch' command, nothing else.

No, /usr/bin/batch represents yet another redefinition of the term, bringing
it even further away from what it originally meant. A "batch" of jobs is
simply a group of jobs run together, usually with some sort of dependency, so
that if job n fails, n+1 doesn't run

/usr/bin/batch is just a way of running a low priority job when system
resources aren't used for something more important

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