Throttling a process

Francesco Cesarini <>
Wed Mar 19 13:17:06 CET 2003

>Anyway, what I want is to let my process run in the background, when the load isn't too high. The VM doesn't offer this functionality (maybe it should?) but I am especially after a few processes that I don't want to disturb.
Have you looked at process priorities? You could toggle between low and 
medium for a number of processes based on the load. Not as bad as 
suspend.. Actually, priorities might be all you need...


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