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renice (was Disk I/O stalling whole system ..)

Mariano Kamp <mkamp@gmx.de> [08 Sep 2003 22:09 +0200]:
>  when copying from one ide disk to another ide disk on the the same controller 
> the whole systems stalls. I am running 2.4.19 on unstable.
>   When renicing the copying processes it works ok, but I am not sure if that 
> is the solution. And if that is, how would I do this efficiently. Looking a 
> top and renicing by hand is a bit annoying to me ;-)

	There's no need to use top to renice:
	# renice -20 commandname


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