I'm limiting dropbox upload bandwith with trickle as suggested here.

@reboot trickle -u 100 ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

This works great but unfortunately causes 100% CPU - even with only 2-3 (small) files in total. On its own Dropbox only consumes about 1-2% CPU (without trickle).

What might cause this CPU hog? Is there any other way to throttle Dropbox upload speed?

  • Possible duplicate: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/34116/… – krowe Jul 6 '14 at 21:39
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    @krowe No: that thread provides other techniques to achieve the same thing, but doesn't address why this particular technique doesn't work. – Gilles Jul 6 '14 at 23:11
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    What versions of trickle and dropbox do you have? Have you checked their bug list? What distribution are you using? – Gilles Jul 6 '14 at 23:12

I have no idea if this is still relevant. With Dropbox on Linux you can right click on the applet - select preferences - bandwidth and change the allowed the download and upload rate.

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