rsync throttling (Was: children of init ignore STOP and CONT signals)

Rolf Campbell
Wed Feb 23 12:01:00 GMT 2005

Sam Inala wrote:
> Cygwin 1.5.12(0.116/4/2) on W2K SP4
> Not all signals are ignored. The TERM and INT signals correctly 
> terminate the process. I would like to send STOP and CONT to throttle 
> the CPU usage of a rsync process. I want to avoid spawning a bash 
> process to start rsync because it is started from a Windows process. If 
> I invoke a shell process to invoke rsync, it will be difficult to get 
> the windows process id so I can translate it to a cygwin process id and 
> send it a signal.
> Any suggestions?
Use --bwlimit=KBPS.  This should indirectly throttle cpu usage.  This 
won't have an impact on the initial cpu-usage if you specify -c to force 
check-summing of all files.

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