On 01-Mar-2002 Christian Schoenebeck wrote:
> I'm using anacron on my router (just an old 486) and everytime anacron is
> running a job, it's hard to do anything else with it (e.g. takes about 5
> seconds or so just to get a login prompt and it takes a minute or more to get
> a small internet site). I know anacron is running its jobs with 'nice' by
> default so it should already have a very low process priority but can I do
> anything to improve this behaviour?
anacron runs the jobs listed in /etc/cron.daily,weekly,monthly. If one of them
causes the disk to get read intensely no amount of nice will help. Another
poster mentions updatedb and this is a likely place to look. I just wanted to
let you know where else to look.
- From: Christian Schoenebeck <email@example.com>