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Re: [SLE] RANT: Advantages of Dual Core
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 00:32:54 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605290032.54697.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 28 May 2006 14:15, 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.

That's a redefinition of the term, it wasn't what "batch" was meant to mean. I
know that modern mainframe programmers refer to "batch jobs" meaning as
opposed to "online programs", the linux/unix equivalent would be background
jobs, jobs that don't interact with anything until they're done.

In the sense that a makefile is similar (very loosely) to an IBM JCL card,
then yes, compiling anything is "batch"

This doesn't mean cron is batch though. cron is scheduling, not batching

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