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Some IO intensive process make the system unresponsive. This function periodically starts/stops a process, which hopefully releases some resources for other activities.
This function is useful when ionice is not available
There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!
compare to alternative :
- directly tests the -STOP of the process to continue or stop loop,
- background operator should be set (or not) at the call of the function
For extension i suggest a slowPID() based on kill like above and a slowCMD based on killall.
If you can do better, submit your command here.
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