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How to Limit The CPU Usage of Any Process in Linux

Sep 24, 2010, 20:02 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Have you ever experienced the situation where you open one particular application (such as Firefox) and it brings the whole system to a standstill? If you are running a web server, the last thing that you want to see is to have an application crashes the whole system and bring all the websites down.

"Cpulimit is an application for Linux that can limit the CPU usage of a process. It is useful if you want to restrict a particular application from taking up too much CPU resources and thereby crashing the system. This can also be useful when you need to run several intensive programs simultaneously.

"Note: cpulimit should work for all Linux distro. In this tutorial, we will be using Ubuntu for illustration."

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