[CentOS] Control IO related to a process

Lorenzo Quatrini lorenzo at gmk.it
Tue Sep 2 14:28:19 UTC 2008

Joseph L. Casale ha scritto:
> Is there a way to nice the IO on a process such as dd?
> If not, what could be a way to control the IO level of
> such a process from bogging down a server to severely.

As I was told few days ago you cold nice the whole process, eg.

nice 19 if=/xxx of=/xxx bs=nnn

This should give all the other process priority over dd

Hope this helps

Lorenzo Quatrini

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