[wellylug] Renicing

E.Chalaron e.chalaron at xtra.co.nz
Thu Feb 23 12:13:53 NZDT 2006

Ok basically I wont gain much then... 
Not worth the risk to set it to -whatever


> The nice level doesn't make an application run faster, it just decreases
> (or increases) the frequency at which it enters the kernel scheduler's run
> queue relative to other processes. If nothing else is happening on the
> machine, then a process will run at the same speed regardless of it's nice
> value. It's a relative thing (i.e. depends on nice value of all other
> processes).
> You can go from -20 (highest priority) to 19. Only root can decrease the
> nice value.
> See 'man nice'
> Be cautious - I have set certain things to -20 and subsequently regretted
> it...
> --
> David.

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