Today I wanted to upgrade packages at my WD MyBook running Debian Lenny. My notebook was being backed up at the time so I thought that it would be a good idea to run apt-get with a lower priority, as the the samba process eats almost all MyBook resources.
nice apt-get update && nice apt-get upgrade. It
did what I wanted it to do, but hour later I found that apache and samba were
running with low priority. This is because the services were restarted by
Having been reniced, all the services are running OK again.