Re: deschall harmful to Irix?

Jonas Schlein (schlein@cs.umbc.edu)
Fri, 30 May 1997 19:48:49 -0400 (EDT)


> I take back all I said about nice -19 processes having little impact
> on Unix system performances. One of our SGI users (a reasonably fast
> box running Irix 6.2) was saying that deschall was getting in his way.
> I did a quick test of compiling some files with javac on local disk
> and over NFS, with deschall and without. The result is that having
> deschall running slows down performance 50% on local disk, and 250%
> with NFS! Our NFS server is busy but reasonable.

I agree 100%...I've gotten screamed at for running this on some of our
IRIX 5.3 machines and was using a nice value of +20! It was still using
between 85%-99% of the CPU which doesn't make any sense unless I don't
know UNIX like I think I should.

Any ideas?

Thanks...
Jonas