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The original adaptation was supposed to put any misbehaving process under cpulimit leashes, I'm not sure it's working properly. I've made a more radical implementation intended for programs that are more likely to misbehave and probably hang with high cpu, when killing them after a while seems to be a good idea.
Sometimes you have a script or one-liner loop thing that may put quite a heavy load on the CPU, that can be at least bothersome due to the noise of the fan, or somewhat worrisome if the temperature approaches or goes beyond what the processor specifications recommend, and yet the system doesn't do anything by itself to avoid it.
One could simply add some arbitrary, constant sleep time within the loop, but that will likely make the whole thing slower than it needs to be. If within...
Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD. Conky has more than 250 built in objects, including support for a plethora of OS stats (uname, uptime, CPU usage, mem usage, disk usage, “top” like process stats, and network monitoring, built in support for IMAP and POP3 and many popular music players (MPD, XMMS2, BMPx, Audacious). Read More