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Old 01-31-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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Question Fixed maximum CPU usage for a process...

Are there a way to set fixed maximum processing power to a process...

For example a program called 'X' uses cpu in high speed. I need to set this 'X' process to to run with maximum 20% of cpu usage at any time.
Old 01-31-2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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there is a tool called cpulimit
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I tried out 'cpulimit' sir as you advised. But when there are several instances of same program running it only considers one instance of process of given name. Is there a way to avoid this without using pid and only using process name???

eg: cpulimit -P MyProcess -l 20

This sets cpu max usage for 'MyProcess' upto 20% but when I launch a new instance of 'MyProcess' the cpulimit is not effect for that. I need to set MAX cpulimit 20% all processes called MyProcess whenever it launches or whatever instances it runs...
Old 01-31-2010, 10:15 AM   #4
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Is this "Process" an installed package or a script? If it is a script, what language?
Old 02-01-2010, 12:22 AM   #5
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Sir 'worm5252', The 'Process' is my program which is written in C and I need to execute multiple instances of that process ensuring that the process consumes upto maximum 20% processing power. I need to do it externally....not by modifying source code of the program.


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