I go to 'rm -rf foo,' realize that the directory foo is HUGE (50+GB), hit ctr-z, and try to background it in an...
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effort to move on with my life.
Under 2.4, the process would suspend immediately, background immediately, and the interactive response was perfect (IMHO).
Under 2.6, I hit ctr-z, and nothing happens for up to 30 seconds.
Eventually the process suspends, and then I can background it, but it's totally unnerving. It makes me feel like I'm using Windows.
Is this a real change in 2.6, or am I doing something wrong? Did the scheduler change between 2.4 and 2.6?
nohupto run your jobs in the background, and you will be in good shape; it's really a better practice than job suspension anyhow.
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