>It appears that Ronald F. Guilmette <[hidden email]> 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.
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