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The rolling on-host backup was giving errors about "ioprio_set: Operation not permitted". Apparently this is because Idle priority is a root-only action. (The backup should be running as root, but that's a different problem.) I did some research and found out that Idle priority is actually a bit of a bad thing, because it can cause deadlocks, where an Idle process will hold a resource and never be able to release it when another non-Idle process is trying to access it, because the non-Idle access pushes the Idle back.
I've changed all the processes to "best effort" with lowest priority in that class. For one, this doesn't require root, and for another, it avoids the potential deadlock issue.
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