Periodic maintenaince

RW rwmaillists at
Sat Jan 23 01:40:42 UTC 2010

On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 00:54:33 +0100
Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:

> What you could do is prepend the find(1) commands with the nice(1)
> command, to give the find commands lower priority. E.g. 'find -bla'
> then becomes '/usr/bin/nice -n 19 find -bla'. 

Unless there's something under periodic that really needs normal
priority, it's easier to modify /etc/crontab so that all periodic tasks
run under nice. 

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