You could try nicing the process way down but I think the best thing
would be to explain it in detail to your sysadmin and see if he would
be willing to run it.
On 5 May 97 at 14:10, Lee Sheridan wrote:
> This morning I received this note from the system administrator:
> > FYI:
> > When I came in this morning I found the UNIX host running very slowly.
> > The culprit was your proccess "deschall-sparc keymaster.verser.frii.com",
> > which had been running since 11:40 PM Sunday. When I discovered it, it
> > had used a tremendous amount of processor time and was still growing
> > rapidly. I killed it off at about 8:35 AM.
> Of course, DESCHALL is *supposed* to use a `tremendous amount of
> processor time'. What I was concerned about was the fact that he
> mentioned that the amount of processor time was `growing rapidly',
> especially since the machine gets busy around that time of the
> morning and the client should be using LESS CPU time...