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  • n. Alternative spelling of time slice.


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  • As you have less and less free time, the marginal value of that timeslice becomes much higher.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Case for More Tax Brackets

  • A timeslice selected at random would more likely find me tracking down a weird DLL loading bug on Swedish Windows, or tracking down a bug in the financial model Excel spreadsheet the night before a board meeting, rather than having brilliant flashes of strategic insight.

    What Startups Are Really Like

  • We appoint a mixture of justices who timeslice through it, some frozen way back when and others who see it as a living document, a Talmud of sorts for the republic.

    "Madison gun owner Auric Gold said he often carries a handgun in a holster while walking in his east side neighborhood..."

  • The Matrix (because as overused as it is, the timeslice effect just had to be employed).


  • The cache-component, on the other hand, is desperate for cycles, and as soon as it gets a timeslice (usually because the application has ultimately blocked waiting for data that just wasn't arriving) it tries to get through the backlog of work, shovelling data back to the application as fast as it can, and overrunning its timeslices again, reinforcing the opinion of the scheduler that it is naughty and that punishment needs to continue.

    World of SL

  • So, the component runs to the end of its timeslice often, not yielding back to the scheduler.

    World of SL

  • By extension, that means everything that might cause the process (or thread) itself to block and yield its timeslice early.

    World of SL

  • /* Initialize action structure for vt alarm signal * /vtSigNum = SIGVTALRM; vtAlrmAction. sa_handler = timeslice; sigemptyset (& vtAlrmAction. sa_mask); vtAlrmAction. sa_flags = SA_NODEFER;

  • This is consistent with the CPU-rich design of CMT servers - with so many addressable CPUs, you simply don't have to timeslice CPUs to share the physical processor.

    Sun Bloggers

  • It comes from my mainframe background where we timeslice the machine to serve thousands of users/transactions every minute:

    Planet XML


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