Re: Renice long-running user processes
David Baron <email@example.com> writes:
> > > I run a shared system where I'd like to automatically lower the =A0
> > > priority of user processes that consume more than a specified about =A0
> > > of CPU time. =A0I could hack something up with Perl, ps, and nice, but =
> > > before I do, does anyone know of a ready-made utility to do this job?
> > Would reniced be of any help?
> Mmmmm! Maybe just what the doctor ordered as setiathome stuff will renice
> itself to a "lower" value and start bogging things down. If this catches it
> saves me the trouble. Is there any timing options here, i.e. how often does
> the daemon check and/or how long to give the runaway before renicing it?
I have never used reniced, but 'and' (Auto Nice Daemon) does allow
quite a bit of flexibility. You might want to look at both and see
which seems to work best.
Carl Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org