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Re: Bug#367028: ITP: cpulimit -- limits the cpu usage of a process

On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 23:59 +0200, gregor herrmann wrote:
>   Description     : limits the cpu usage of a process
>  cpulimit is a simple program that attempts to limit the cpu usage of a
>  process (expressed in percentage, not in cpu time). This is useful to
>  control batch jobs, when you don't want then to eat too much cpu. It does not
>  act on the nice value or other priority stuff, but on the real cpu usage.
>  Besides it is able to adapt itself to the overall system load, dynamically
>  and quickly.
>  .
>   Homepage: http://marlon80.interfree.it/cpulimit/

I thought nice was supposed to handle these kinds of things, and
that a busy CPU is a *good* thing.

What Linux needs are batch queues.  (Anyone who has used OpenVMS
or MVS-z/OS knows what I'm talking about.)

Obviously, though, that's a way OT discussion.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

Peace Thru Superior Firepower

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