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Bug#746255: ITP: verynice -- nice(1)-like utility to throttle long running processes

On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 05:08:24PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-04-28 at 17:33 +0200, Radovan Garabik wrote:
> So you are using CPU throttling to solve I/O contention?  This is an
> even worse idea.

No, it's the other way round: the process is throttled, and the reduced 
I/O and CPU usage are both the (desired) consequence.

> > It turned out to be incredibly useful.
> That's nice, but please don't present this as more than a site-specific
> hack.

FWIW, I've added ionice and (re)nice compatibility options - further
steps will be implementing command timeouts (timeout(1)-like).
While far from a swiss army knife of process control, I think
this is still a nice little utility.

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