I was running a script to update the revert tables on db1047 with stat1 two days ago that had some bad disk access patterns. (FYI, don't use python shelve as an on-disk cache of a dict().) As soon as I saw the load come up, I killed the script. For any difficulty that occurred in the meantime, I'm very sorry. I've since re-written things to behave much better.
I currently have two processes running on the machine:
- sessions.py - Updating session table on db1047. Useful for measuring editor labor hours.
reverts.py - Updating revert tables on db1047. Fixed to not need a disk cache.
Both of these processes are nice'd, so they should wait in line for CPU access behind any non-nice'd processes you have running. If the processes cause any trouble, please feel free to kill them or let me know and I'll kill them.