Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing

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To: Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp@...>
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Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 11:24 pm

Gordon JC Pearce wrote:

I'm not sure about the OS that ran on those old Ataris, but I know that
on the Amiga OS, which had full preemptive multitasking, any task could
shut down that multitasking and grab the CPU all to itself with a single
call to the "Forbid" system call. Calling "Permit" handed the CPU back
to the scheduler.

I'm sure all hell would break loose today if modern OSs had something
like that, but it would certainly make some tasks -- like low-latency
MIDI processing -- a lot easier to implement :)

Thanks
Leigh

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[LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Josh Lawrence, (Wed Mar 10, 10:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Ken Restivo, (Fri Mar 12, 9:16 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Bob van der Poel, (Fri Mar 12, 6:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Viktor Mastoridis, (Fri Mar 12, 5:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Folderol, (Fri Mar 12, 2:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Ken Restivo, (Sat Mar 13, 8:01 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Gordon JC Pearce, (Thu Mar 11, 8:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Paul Davis, (Thu Mar 11, 8:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Gordon JC Pearce, (Thu Mar 11, 9:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Paul Davis, (Thu Mar 11, 11:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Lorenzo, (Fri Mar 12, 7:34 am)
Re: [LAU] OT: Interesting article on MIDI timing, Leigh Dyer, (Thu Mar 11, 11:24 pm)