Don’t know if this has been considered or planned already, but having a way to monitor the activity level of the maidsafe software on your computer would be a nice feature.
What I would imagine is that each category of resource such as CPU, memory, diskspace and maybe network traffic, would have a stat showing the current usage and the max allowed usage. Something like this:
CPU: 12% of 30%
Network: 2% of 100%
Memory: 1.5GB of 4GB (8GB total)
Disk: 43GB of 100GB (400GB total)
For convenience, this could also be the way which you adjust your limits for these resources. It would be nice if these could be adjusted while the connection is active, but if not this could allow you to set a limit and then re-boot the connection with the new settings.
One of the main reasons I thought this is useful is to figure out why one’s computer or network connection running slow, and also for other computer management tasks. If someone needs to run a resource intensive application, scaling down the maidsafe usage would be nice.