Re: controlling the load average
On Wed, 6 Oct 1999, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > while (loadavg > threshold)
> > sleep(10);
> Are you proposing doing that for all load-intensive applications? I
> would object to that. I seem to remember we have a tool that
Not for all apps, only for dpkg.
> automatically stops a process if the load gets too high, maybe that
> would be useful here..
> > A lot of programs start update-menus in the background upon installation. If
> > you install (or upgrade) 50 of them, you get 50 running update-menus processes
> > fighting for CPU cycles.
> That's not true, update-menu detect there is already a copy running and
> doesn't start a new one. Once dpkg is finished that single update-menu
> process will update all menus.
Then it must be a bug in the current update-menus, since I definitely saw lots
of update-menus processes running.
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