How to nice the I/O
Feb 7, 2011
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How to “nice” the I/O

aptitude install util-linux
  • Extreme case : only run a program when I/O is idle (root mandatory) :
ionice -c3 xfs_fsr -t 600
  • An addition to my .bashrc to ensure my niced program also preserve my I/O
alias nice='ionice -c2 -n7 nice'

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