Use the OS scheduler instead

elmimmo
2008-04-17
2013-04-23
  • elmimmo
    elmimmo
    2008-04-17

    If we speak merely about synching, no other features involved, and considering how all operating systems have more than capable tak schedulers (Windows: Task Manager; OS X: LaunchD, cron; Linux: you name it), is there any benefit in functions, stability or whatever in having a resident-in-memory java process that is permanently sucking 40 MB of (real, non-virtual) RAM, instead of just using whatever the OS provides to run sync-now.sh every now and then?

     
    • Helge Philipp
      Helge Philipp
      2008-05-16

      I definitely second that motion!

      Would be easier on the memory and probably also easier to configure if the system does the scheduling.