Mysql Hogging all system resources

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Fri Apr 13 21:46:08 UTC 2007

On Apr 13, 2007, at 2:40 PM, Don O'Neil wrote:
> Is there a way to set a 'nice' priority for a particular user?

Why, yes-- see /etc/login.conf and the priority keyword.
Some shells also let you adjust the priority levels for various users.

> 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.

Many shells offer nice as a built-in keyword, with syntax that may  
vary slightly from what /usr/bin/nice uses.  Either try "/usr/bin/ 
nice -n 5 _command_", or use "nice 5 _command_" under csh/tcsh.  sh/ 
ksh/zsh ought to understand the -n flag and be more similar to the  
external command under /usr/bin.


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