[MUD-Dev] Re: TECH: Distributed Muds

Bruce bruce at puremagic.com
Thu May 17 20:42:17 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

Adam Martin wrote:

> Sorry if I'm being thick, but why would you want a MUD to be
> real-time?

Personally, I wouldn't be terribly interested in running a MUD on a 
real-time OS.  The latencies involved for most operations on Linux and 
other Unix-like platforms are acceptable for my needs.

What is useful to me though are some of the POSIX real-time extensions. 
  Things like the new clocks and timers, AIO, and madvise() are all 
useful within a MUD server.

Those aren't the same things as being on a real-time system, and they 
don't get you the hard or soft guarantees of timing, but they do make 
our lives easier in working to maintain a responsive server or to track 
down performance problems.

  - Bruce

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