Re: Getting tar to play nice

Subject: Re: Getting tar to play nice
From: Gawain Reifsnyder (
Date: Thu May 31 2001 - 22:22:04 MDT

At 3:13 PM -0400 on 5/31/01, Charles Lepple wrote:

>The gzip process, being fork'd by the tar process, should have the
>same nice value. You can renice the gzip process even more, but it
>may not be enough to "get it out of the way" of the other processes
>on that box.

Thanks, Chris and Charles. I'll try renicing the process and lowering
the priority to its lowest level to see how it affects things. The
fact that at least in theory the gzip process should also have the
same nice value to begin with is a key fact that I wasn't aware of.


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