How to Change CPU Affinity of CPU Intensive Multithreaded Applications (Ubuntu)

Posted by darkduck on Dec 10, 2012 2:05 PM EDT
Linux notes from DarkDuck; By Gayan
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When you use CPU intensive, multithreaded software tools on your multicore-processor such as 'pigz' or 'pbzip2' (for example), the OS loses its responsiveness (more or less) and it will slow down other running tasks, and it is something that should be expected too.

However, when running such applications while performing your other daily computer related tasks, the degraded OS responsiveness can become an issue.

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