While using gentoo as workstation it is uncomfortable when emerge uses 100% CPU ans 100% memory.
Could an option be included to allow the end user to limit CPU and memory dedicated to emerge?
Steps to Reproduce:
Use PORTAGE_NICENESS in /etc/make.conf.
Ok, this should limit CPU resource consumption but what about memory alloction which is the greatest problem :)
I reopen the bug (I forgot to do so): It would be nice to enable to limit the ammount of memory usable by portage.
Merge daemontools and use the softlimit command if you need to limit memory.