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Linux® Socket Programming by Sean Walton

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Chapter 8. Choosing when to Wait for I/O

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With today's time demands, it's a good idea to investigate time-saving methods for your network. So it's good to keep in mind that your computer has a fundamentally critical, limited resource: the CPU. Every task on the system demands time from it, and every task has to share that time in small portions. At the most basic level, every task shares CPU time with time slicing. Linux uses a more dynamic scheduling algorithm that adapts to CPU use ...

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