[packagekit] renice worker threads to idle priority
patrys at pld-linux.org
Tue Sep 30 08:20:07 PDT 2008
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 5:16 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:
> On any loaded filesystem, heavy disk I/O (including fsync()) tends to
> grind the system to a halt. What do the guts of most package managers
> do? Heavy disk I/O.
> I suggest that PK re-nice all its worker thread (metadata reading/compiling,
> package installing, etc.) to idle priority, so they don't completely
> bog the system down.
I agree about idle tasks but certainly not package (un)installation.
It's transaction-based and should be completed as soon as possible.
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