[TriLUG] file copy flushing memory
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Fri Dec 2 12:21:52 EST 2005
On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Timothy A. Chagnon wrote:
> You might be able to just renice the process to a lower priority.
that was my first attempt. Since the CPU usage/load average
is already low, it had no effect at all.
> Your idea of changing the memory that the copy process uses might work
> too. If you use dd instead of cp, you could set the block size (bs)
> to a smaller value.
tried dd with bs=default and still interactive processes
(eg repainting a firefox screen, that would normally stay in
memory when I changed to another screen), were slow
(presumably the firefox screen had to be paged in from
Thanks for the suggestions
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