[CentOS] Control IO related to a process

Lorenzo Quatrini lorenzo at gmk.it
Tue Sep 2 14:31:41 UTC 2008

Lorenzo Quatrini ha scritto:
> 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

Obviously there is a typo...

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

> This should give all the other process priority over dd
> Hope this helps
> --
> Regards
> Lorenzo Quatrini
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