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Re: [SLE] RANT: Advantages of Dual Core
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 17:02:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605271702.58401.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 27 May 2006 16:35, Hans du Plooy wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-05-27 at 08:28 +0200, Orn E. Hansen wrote:
> > entire files system (exageration, running several recursive finds), for
> > what
>
> I would still like to see a way to prioritise disc assess. So that I
> can say process "updatedb" and anything it calls, will get nothing but
> the leftover cycles. If it's alreay running, and something else comes
> up, like say, ls -lh, then ls -lh will immediately be given priority.

There is a way, it's called ionice. Have a look at "man ionice" for details

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