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Guaranteeing SSH access on a stressed server

I had an issue some time ago with a server in which Apache and Snort was occupying 100% of the processor, making the sshd unresponsive through remote access. I had to go physically to the server to ...
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Guideline for `nice` priority number?

I'd like a more systematic way for prioritizing my tasks with nice(1). Obviously 0 is "normal", 19 is "lowest priority" and -19 is "highest priority", but what about all the other numbers? If I have ...
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Process Priorities for Sharepoint FAST Search Services

I have 4 servers dedicated to sharepoint. One of them has sharepoint, one of them has sql server and other two of them are FAST Search nodes. Sharepoint server and sql server works without a problem. ...
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Does process priority in task manager affect network traffic?

I'm running a database server that's under moderately heavy load. I just kicked off xcopy on that box to copy a database backup to a remote server. I see that xcopy is using almost all my available ...
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KVM + cgroups: Dom0 process best practice?

I am transitioning from Xen to KVM, and will be using Fedora 14. I plan to use cgroups to assign priorities to VMs. My question is as follows: If I place VMs in various cgroups, should I also put ...
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change priority of ntpdate

I managed to run ntpdate at a high priority. My initial thought is to use nice command, like: nice -n -10 ntpdate -p 8 -u $NTP_TIME_SERVER However, after checking the nice value of ntpdate command, ...
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How “nice” determines amount of cpu resource to give

Is there a particular formula to calculate the amount of cpu resources that is allocated for a process when you "nice" it?
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Change Windows Service Priority

I have a windows service that needs to run with High Priority. At the end of the day I want to use this script to modify the priority after service startup: Const HIGH = 256 strComputer = "." ...
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When is sustained 100% CPU utilization not a worry?

Please help refine a discussion going on in our shop. Consider the following scenario. There is a Microsoft VPC running several apps and services (Windows 2003 server). The server has two or three ...
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How to set a low process priority for everything spawned from a command prompt in XP?

As a developer, once or twice a week I run a full build on my XP dev machine. This will run at 100% cpu for 30 or 40 minutes, making my machine useless for anything other than basic browsing & ...