if this is a stupid q...
kline at thought.org
Mon Feb 22 20:24:12 UTC 2010
On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 12:43:58AM -0600, Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Feb 21), Gary Kline said:
> > Excuse me, butthis IS a stupid question. I've tried to figure it out
> > logically and by experimentation; just want to see if my findings jib with
> > the unix wizards onlist.
> > Now/then i do a portupgrade; I probably should just cron this, but it has
> > given me problems before, so I do it while I can monitor the run.
> > I'll do
> > # portupgrade -akOPv
> > then go ahead and work on other things. Question is What do I renice the
> > run at [ruby] to set it to low at very low-power? I've tried like -17 and
> > +17 (or just 17) because I learned that nice'ing the prio level higher
> > than 0 was giving it a lower prio. Thus the rest of what I was doing
> > could run anmost unaffected. Sometimes I'll be running a vi or two with
> > portupgrade the Only other thing running [compiling, usually], and my
> > editing is extremely slow.
> Output of vmstat or top during the slowdown might be useful here. If editor
> responsiveness is bad, you're either running dozens of cpu-hogging
> processes, or running the system so far out of memory that your editor is
> being swapped out while you're typing. Certain ports may require a lot of
> ram to build (the jdk*/openjdk* ports possibly), but none should launch more
> processes than you have CPUs.
Hm. Sometimes ruby is near the top of the list when I check
top. Then, sometimes, it vanishes from the top and jumps
down the list.
AS for cpu-hogging procs, maybe, altho it's hard to see what
they might be. I *do* have several instantiations of Konsole
running. When i'm upgrading things I try to limit the number
of browsers active....
--Things have been behaving for the past day or so... [??]
> Dan Nelson
> dnelson at allantgroup.com
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