Co-operative vs Pre-emptive multitasking...

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  1. smwatson macrumors 6502a

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    So I have to write 1000-1500 basically comparing the two. I can't think of any disadvantages to pre-emption really, or advantages to cooperation.

    Highly frustrating essay.

    Any ideas guys and gals? :eek:
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    A lovely essay topic. I sadly could not write more than 20 words about them both.
     
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    So none of the articles found via that little sister has brought up any ideas?
     
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    OMG. Is this about computer programming?

    Booorrriiing!

    I'd take an art class instead.
     
  5. smwatson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They all say basically the same thing. Cooperative multitasking is obselete, pre-emptive multitasking is ok but not too great. Multicore makes everything pointless.

    The challenge is stretching it to 1000+ words.
     
  6. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    You should go through the positives and negatives of each and give a situation where each would be beneficial and detrimental.

    Should be pretty easy filling 1500 words describing the scenarios.

    You can always go off topic and bring up things used to help overcome the problems like critical sections, locking and synchronization as well as managing IPC, deadlocking and security.
     

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