Process accounting..

mdean (
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 08:01:56 -0800 (PST)

Is their a way that I can limit a certain process and its children to a
fixed amount of %CPU usage (not nice). For instance I have a process which
tars and gzips the whole filesystem daily and I want to limit to 5% cpu
usage (it will run much slower -- and I realize this is not the ideas
behind preemptive operation), but I want to keep the system responsive ---
Actually It normally only uses about 70% cpu, I think the unresponsiveness
comes from the i/o it does in the disk, what about being able to throttle
that back -- kind of like an anti-thrashing mechanism.