I have a situation where several servers are running FFMPEG, under a complex scripting system, where the developers refuse to use the "-threads" option to limit system resource hogging -- it literally brings the system down at times. My question is: is there another way from the system level I can limit how many cores can be bound to by these processes? Or another generic way to indicate that x number of cores are restricted to kernel use, etc. (if that's the proper tactic). There may be other ways I can limit overall resource usage through limits.conf, which I'm partially familiar with. There may be an even simpler, low-tech means of doing this, by inserting a shell script to catch the incoming command flags, append -threads X, then pass it to the real command. I think that would work? Thanks.