A set of curiosities from around the web

February 17, 2009

what on God’s green earth gets a fucking PL7?

Filed under: humor — ashishgupta @ 7:59 am

#749986 +(3539)- [X]

PwNzAgE33: ok so in assembly language we learned that processes in the cpu get set priority levelsPwNzAgE33: 0-7, 7 being the highest priority

PwNzAgE33: this is the example the book gives

PwNzAgE33: “For example, a computer’s payroll program may run overnight, and at PL0. It has all night to finish – not terribly urgent. A program that corrects for a nuclear power plant current surge may run at PL6. We are perfectly happy to let the payroll wait while the nuclear power correction keeps us from being blown to bits.”

PwNzAgE33: this begs two questions

PwNzAgE33: first

PwNzAgE33: who in the hell is running payroll and a nuclear power surge correction on the same machine

PwNzAgE33: and second, if nuclear power surge correction gets PL6, what on God’s green earth gets a fucking PL7?

via QDB: Quote #749986.

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