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Re: anacron

On 01-Mar-2002 Christian Schoenebeck wrote:
> Hi!
> 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.

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