Old 486 computer & external CD reader advice needed

Mike McCarty mike.mccarty at sbcglobal.net
Thu Feb 2 08:24:08 UTC 2006

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 00:09, Mike McCarty wrote:
>>And I'm certainly interested to see whether he can suggest a
>>way to run 100 copies of a console app under WinXP. I intend
>>to give that a try to see what happens, if anyone can suggest
>>a simple way to do it.
> If I did it in a working scenario I'd install the Cygwin
> tools and run the same bash script that I'd use on Linux.
> I'm not sure how this would work as a benchmark though.
> There may be more efficient ways to spawn processes in
> windows than the cygwin emulation of fork.

I was actually intending to investigate the context
switching aspects of XP vs Linux. Installing Cygwin
seems a little bit high overhead (in disc space, etc.)
to me. I may have still installed a MinGW on my XP
partition. That might be a way...

Good idea.

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