nice(1) level during build

Robert Connolly robert at
Sat Jul 1 18:49:15 PDT 2006

Hi. I just regained use of my system after 'make bootstrap' of gcc-4.1.1, with 
uClibc-0.9.28 and linux-, when it consumed all resources for about 30 
minutes, and slowly gave resources back for 20 minutes after. I had a load 
average of 8 (new record), used all 1GB of ram, used all 1GB of swap, and all 
3ghz of cpu.

I would like to suggest we start using 'nice -n 19 su - hlfs', and 'nice -n 
19 /tools/bin/bash' for chroot, unless anyone has objections.


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