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Bug 77123 - It would be nice to be able to limit resources consumed by emerge
Summary: It would be nice to be able to limit resources consumed by emerge
Alias: None
Product: Community Relations
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Developer Relations (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Community Relations Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-01-08 03:48 UTC by Frédéric Souchon
Modified: 2005-01-08 04:15 UTC (History)
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Description Frédéric Souchon 2005-01-08 03:48:39 UTC
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?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Tim Yamin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-01-08 03:55:00 UTC
Use PORTAGE_NICENESS in /etc/make.conf.
Comment 2 Frédéric Souchon 2005-01-08 04:00:42 UTC
Ok, this should limit CPU resource consumption but what about memory alloction which is the greatest problem :)
Comment 3 Frédéric Souchon 2005-01-08 04:08:59 UTC
I reopen the bug (I forgot to do so): It would be nice to enable to limit the ammount of memory usable by portage. 
Comment 4 Tim Yamin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-01-08 04:12:26 UTC
Merge daemontools and use the softlimit command if you need to limit memory.
Comment 5 Frédéric Souchon 2005-01-08 04:15:46 UTC