Bug 659292 - [Feature request] Updating of manpages could use ionice
[Feature request] Updating of manpages could use ionice
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man-db (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-12-02 07:45 EST by Zdenek Kabelac
Modified: 2011-01-31 07:36 EST (History)
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Description Zdenek Kabelac 2010-12-02 07:45:19 EST
Description of problem:

Updating of manpages could be handled with some 'ionice' lowered priority.

I'm not sure if  'class 2' (best-effort) or 'class 3' (idle) - for desktop
I would prefer 'idle' myself - but I could understand, that for server there should be some max time for updates - this could be handled via some
preferencies  in /etc/default ?

Package mlocate is already using ionice (with class 2)

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update of manpages is noticeable by user - disk gets slower.

Expected results:
Better user experience when using good old rotational drives.

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Comment 1 Colin Watson 2010-12-02 08:35:54 EST
Debian/Ubuntu's man-db cron jobs use the idle class for this.
Comment 2 Ivana Varekova 2011-01-31 07:36:01 EST
Thanks, fixed in man-db-2.5.9-3.fc15.

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