[Trilug-ontopic] Process priority

Jason Watts jsnonzzr at gmail.com
Wed May 7 18:09:35 EDT 2008

so... i discovered (it was quite obvious actually) that to run an rsync and
an un-tar command at the same time on the same set of drives that it really
causes the system to lag.

My question is for the next time I need to do something like that.  how
would I set the priority of the un-tar to a lower priority... that way it is
only using what resources are left over that aren't being used?  if that's
really possible  (my bottleneck was actually the spindle speeds of the

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