[libvirt] Ability to nice KVM processes

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Fri Sep 12 09:48:07 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 10:10:42AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 10:23:59PM +0100, Henri Cook wrote:
> > <cmdstring>{cmd} {options}</cmdstring> (default)
> This isn't going into libvirt because the whole point of libvirt is to
> be hypervisor independent.  Nevertheless, you can do this, and the
> 'nice' thing, by setting <emulator> to be your own custom shell
> script.

Bear in mind that if you do this, we make *zero* guarentee about compatability
with future releases. We reserve the right to change the way we invoke KVM,
the args we pass, and OS interaction. So while you can run it via 'nice', 
it is conceivable that future libvirt will override whatever setting you

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