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Date:      Sat, 23 Jan 2010 01:40:37 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Periodic maintenaince
Message-ID:  <20100123014037.3daaae97@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <20100122235433.GA35458@slackbox.xs4all.nl>
References:  <27280687.post@talk.nabble.com> <20100122235433.GA35458@slackbox.xs4all.nl>

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On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 00:54:33 +0100
Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl> 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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