Re: Q: Goodness of the Scheduler

Peter Swain (
Wed, 20 May 1998 00:39:45 +1000 (EST)

Marc Bechler asked...
> If you decrease this priority (using the nice syscall)
> the performance of this process will be degraded because it will be
> initialized with the (decreased) value of this priority, this task will get
> less CPU time (in %).
> So what is the reason for this influence?

exactly that effect.

to allow a user to decrease priority of a process,
in order that its peers get a greater share of the CPU.
it's called 'being nice', see nice(1) & nice(2).

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