[packagekit] [RFE] use lower iopriority for background update checking

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Thu Aug 21 05:45:54 PDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 14:39 +0200, drago01 wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently packagekit check for updates right after login which results
> into high disk usage.
> This leads to a noticeable slowdown. (After login the user wants to
> start apps so its even worse at this time).
> A solution would be to use a lower iopriority for the background
> update checking process.
> This can be done by either using the SYS_ioprio_set syscall or better
> ioprio_set.

What update-manager (and several other tools do) is wait an amount
of time before initiating the action. I don't know whether this solution
is better, and perhaps they should be combined.

Is that API available on all of the target platforms?



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