[Backgroundrb-devel] limiting processor usage

Eden Li eden at mojiti.com
Tue Jul 10 00:30:11 EDT 2007

You could also try adjusting the niceness of the process via nice(1):

nice -n 19 ./script/backgroundrb start

which makes the kernel assign a lower priority to backgroundrb
processes.  You'll have to experiment to find the right nice number,
it ranges [-20, 19] where -20 is the meanest (least nice, highest
chance to get run).

You can change the niceness of a process that's already running via renice(1).

On 7/9/07, Charlie Bowman <charlesmbowman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a very intensive background process that keeps taking up loads of the
> cpu.  If I have 2 of these going at once, I can't even ssh to the box much
> less get a page to load.  Is there something I can do to limit this.  I dont
> mind if the process takes longer to run, I just dont want to freeze my box
> every time it runs.  Thanks for any advice!
> Charlie
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