Originally Posted by stf92
Thanks for your post.
semoi@darkstar:~/bin$ cat /etc/cron.daily/slocate
/usr/bin/updatedb -c /etc/updatedb.conf
That line only gives updatedb the conf file path. I do not know who put it there, the installer or I. In any case, it's easy to remedy.
About ionice, I issued 'ionice' and it made something. It's in the utils-linux package. But neither man nice mentions it, nor it has its own man or info page. Not even help. Regards.
Oops! My bad. I'm running 13.37, so I guess that is a relatively recent addition. I don't have any versions of Slackware available than 13.1.
As it so happens, Slackware 13.1 has...
ionice -c3 nice -n 19 /usr/bin/updatedb -c /etc/updatedb.conf
...in /etc/cron.daily/slocate, which makes the updatedb run "nicer" in terms of CPU and I/O. Alas, I don't remember if 12.2 had this or not.
Maybe you should upgrade.