Slowing Linux to a crawl

Tyler Aviss tjaviss-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Thu Jul 30 15:52:08 UTC 2009

Can you get it down that low, or is that just the clock multiplier?

Another LUG member suggested trying Qemu and running it in a VM. I've
found posts online with others trying to do something
similar to you, and suggestions for limiting speed mentioned running
the VM with "ulimit" to limit CPU time and thus drag down the speed

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 8:13 AM, Giles Orr<gilesorr-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at> wrote:
> 2009/7/30 Lennart Sorensen <lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at>:
>> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 05:46:09PM -0400, Tyler Aviss wrote:
>>> This might seem like a dump answer,but what about inserting sleep
>>> commands into the script, etc?
>> That doesn't actually give any idea how long the script code takes to run.
>> The idea probably isn't to make it delay a lot, but to actually see how
>> much time the script is actually using.  It can be hard to compare the
>> efficiency of two pieces of script code if you machine is so fast that you
>> can't tell.  On a slower machine you could tell which is more efficient.
> This is what I'm after.  I would prefer to do this on my current
> desktop just for convenience, but nothing has come up that sounded
> like it fits so far.  Weird that no one wants to slow their computer
> down, I mean what's up with that?
> It occurs to me that I have a 1200MHz Celeron with an Asus motherboard
> and what appeared to be a highly adjustable BIOS: I can probably get
> it to run at 200MHz(?) and that might do the trick.
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