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    Benjamin LaHaise <bcrl@kvack.org> writes:

    > On Sun, Mar 05, 2006 at 04:43:03PM -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
    >> updatedb runs at nice 20 on most distros, and with the CFQ scheduler the
    >> IO priority follows the nice value, so why does it still kill the
    >> machine?
    >
    > Running updatedb on a laptop when you're sitting in an airplane running
    > off of batteries is Not Nice to the user. I know, I've had it happen far
    > too many times.

    Running updatedb only if AC powered shouldn't be too difficult.

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    Måns Rullgård
    mru@inprovide.com

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