[RC5] Interactive jobs detectors
marcus at teleteam.net
Fri Nov 20 18:12:01 EST 1998
Francis Muguet wrote:
> Att: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> I seek your help and advice on distributed computing constraints.
> A colleague of mine is running rc5 on Linux PCs dedicated
> primarily to teaching.
> I am using also these PCs for my research.
> Research jobs should have of course a high priority over
> rc5, mine are taking at least 40Mb ( 128Mb PC ), and
> should affect in the least possible way
> student interactive jobs.
> However even with rc5 is running at nice+20, it takes a 20%
> I would hate to ask my colleague to stop rc5 on our Linux PCs,
> since I think that using idle CPU time is a good idea.
> So, I wonder if there is some neat solution to these constraints.
Since you seem to be in a cooperative environment. Ask him if
you can run the crackers on those boxes which you wish to use
for research. If so, build a script that will kill all the
crackers when you start up and then restart them when you shut
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