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Self-renicing emerge

Self-renicing emerge

Posted Mar 8, 2007 19:46 UTC (Thu) by vmole (guest, #111)
In reply to: Self-renicing emerge by farnz
Parent article: The Rotating Staircase Deadline Scheduler

Apt and dpkg are not, in general, CPU bound, but I/O bound. Nicing I/O bound processes generally causes more problems than it solves, because you end up blowing the file cache.

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