Re: lock-up with thrashing
On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 11:29:34PM -0700, Eric G . Miller wrote:
> > Debian box thrashing away like crazy. The mouse would barely
> > respond, and a ctrl-alt-backspace only partially shut down X.
> > It just sort of hung while the system went nuts, the
> > harddrive sounding like it was about to blow its way out the
> > side of the tower.
> It wasn't perhaps a cron job running 'find ...' to update the
> for the locate command?
Is there a way to 'disk-nice' the cron jobs, so that other disk
accesses are given higher priority? I guess this needs better
disk scheduling algo in the kernel.
Manoj Victor Mathew (GPG#: 3D96A9B9)