Periodic tasks are not nice

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at
Mon Jun 14 20:49:14 UTC 2021

In message <20210614190918.165D610C902F at ary.qy>, you wrote:

>It appears that Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at> said:
>>Shouldn't all these sorts of background taks be nice'd?
>Maybe. My not very new server has 12 CPUs (six on each chip) so there
>is always an available CPU so the speed limit is the disk, not the
>processor. Nice only affects CPU scheduling.

Hummm... OK.

But on the other hand, if a given process is starved of CPU, then it
will naturally be less able to suck up all of the available actuator
movements of the spinning rust disks that I am still cheap enough to
own, yes?


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