Posted Mar 8, 2007 14:35 UTC (Thu) by farnz
In reply to: The Rotating Staircase Deadline Scheduler
Parent article: The Rotating Staircase Deadline Scheduler
Although it's not currently on by default, emerge will already renice itself if you set the PORTAGE_NICENESS variable in /etc/make.conf. I do this so that an emerge doesn't kill system performance.
I've not prodded Debian for a while, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't a similar setting for apt/dpkg.
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