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On Saturday 05 August 2006 11:11, yoshi watanabe wrote:
> also, setting PORTAGE_NICENESS in make.conf to something like 3 or 5
> *really* helps. i also noticed that my pc becomes a bit sluggish during
> certain compiles if i don't set it. (defaults to 0). more info on this
> option in manual for nice command.
Actually setting the nice value to 19 (the maximum value with lowest priority)
puts portage into batch scheduling mode. This means that it gets longer
timeslices (actually speeding up a bit) and at the same time does not
influence the reaction speed of anything else.
Paul de Vrieze