Mysql Hogging all system resources

Don O'Neil lists at
Fri Apr 13 21:40:43 UTC 2007

Is there a way to set a 'nice' priority for a particular user? 

Also, when I run this:

nice -n 5 /usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m 5

I get:

nice: Badly formed number. 

I ran a man page on it, and this is the right format, but its not working.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck Swiger [mailto:cswiger at] 
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 11:38 AM
To: Don O'Neil
Cc: freebsd-questions at; mysql at
Subject: Re: Mysql Hogging all system resources

On Apr 12, 2007, at 1:17 PM, Don O'Neil wrote:
[ ... ]
> Is there a way to prioritize or set the amount of resources that MySQL 
> is allowed to have? Do I need to set it up as a jailed process maybe?
> I've
> never done that before, so I'm not sure if it's the right approach or 
> not.

Um, didn't you ask this question yesterday?  Use nice/renice to change the
process priority of the MySQL server so that you don't starve other
processes of CPU....


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