cpulimit - CPU Usage Limiter

Distribution: Mageia Cauldron
Repository: Mageia Core i586
Package name: cpulimit
Package version: 1.2
Package release: 0.git20120716.6.mga6
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 20.38 KB
Download size: 17.00 KB
Official Mirror: distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr
cpulimit is a tool which limits the CPU usage of a process (expressed in percentage, not in CPU time). It is useful to control batch jobs, when you don't want them to eat too many CPU cycles. The goal is prevent a process from running for more than a specified time ratio. It does not change the nice value or other scheduling priority settings, but the real CPU usage. Also, it is able to adapt itself to the overall system load, dynamically and quickly. The control of the used cpu amount is done sending SIGSTOP and SIGCONT POSIX signals to processes. All the children processes and threads of the specified process will share the same percent of CPU.



  • cpulimit == 1.2-0.git20120716.6.mga6
  • cpulimit(x86-32) == 1.2-0.git20120716.6.mga6

    Install Howto

    1. Enable Mageia Core repository on "Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install cpulimit rpm package:
      # urpmi cpulimit


    • /usr/bin/cpulimit
    • /usr/share/doc/cpulimit/README


    2016-02-08 - umeabot <umeabot> 1.2-0.git20120716.6.mga6 + Revision: 942642 - Mageia 6 Mass Rebuild

    2014-10-15 - umeabot <umeabot> 1.2-0.git20120716.5.mga5 + Revision: 744802 - Second Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild

    2014-09-16 - umeabot <umeabot> 1.2-0.git20120716.4.mga5 + Revision: 678577 - Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild

    2013-10-18 - umeabot <umeabot> 1.2-0.git20120716.3.mga4 + Revision: 503533 - Mageia 4 Mass Rebuild