[mythtv-users] some more RAID and HD speed questions

chris@cpr.homelinux.net chris at cpr.homelinux.net
Wed Jan 18 00:46:46 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:31:18PM +0000, kteague at speakeasy.net wrote:
> > From: Steve Adeff [mailto:adeffs at gmail.com]
> > also is there anything that can limit drive use in a similar way as nice can 
> > limit cpu usage?
> I don't see why you shoudln't be able to use nice against the cp 
> command (or whatever means you're using to transfer the data).

Using nice wouldn't have any effect on tasks that are primarily i/o 
bound as they miss so many scheduling cycles while in the wait-state 
that they would be candidates for scheduling just about every time 
the drive finishes a block transfer.

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carrying the cross." - Sinclair Lewis (1935)

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