[libvirt] Ability to nice KVM processes

Henri Cook henri at theplayboymansion.net
Fri Sep 12 09:50:02 UTC 2008

Makes sense, i'm not looking for a solution immediately so when I get
around to it i'll look for a libvirt way of doing things first - adding
my own wrapper was an interesting thought but something I would pursue
only as a last resort

Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 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
> make.  
> Daniel
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