ionice. Only that made upgrading worth it.

This post was written by eli on January 11, 2010
Posted Under: Linux,miscellaneous,oddities,Software

Copying gigabytes of disk can get the system sluggish. On Linux, the solution is so simple. If process 18898 happens to take control of your disk, just go:

ionice -c 3 -p 18898

And you have your computer back. “-c 3″ means class 3, which is idle class. In other words, take the disk when nobody else asks for it.

I love it. More here.

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