Mysql Hogging all system resources

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Apr 12 23:27:28 UTC 2007

On Apr 12, 2007, at 4:18 PM, Don O'Neil wrote:
> This isn't exactly what I want to do. According to the FreeBSD  
> Handbook, by
> defining a CPU limit it will just kill any process that uses more  
> than the
> limit. What I want to do is effectively throttle the process so it  
> doesn't
> use up more than a certain % CPU, but still lives, esentially  
> taking longer
> to process than if it had unlimited resources. That way the process  
> still
> runs and the system isn't taken to it's knees.

Use the nice or renice commands to lower the priority of the MySQL  
server so that it will not preempt other processes which want to run  
at normal priority?


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