On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 08:28:06PM -0400, Brian Fundakowski Feldman wrote:
>    The diff should make a process at -20 which uses all available CPU
> schedule just slightly the ahead of a process at +20 which uses no CPU.
> A process which uses full CPU at 0 niceness would have a priority of
> 128, whereas a process using no CPU at 0 niceness would have a priority
> of 90. All processes will always have a priority less than or equal to
> 128, which is the priority at which a process with a niceness of +20
> always runs at. A +20 process won't get better priority than anything
> else, period. Try it out, see how it works for you:)

I tried this patch today.

While it didn't quite fix the problem, it sure made for some interesting
pacman gameplay.  ;-)

Using idprio as Volodymyr suggested seems to be a viable workaround.  You
mentioned in another message that idprio could potentially deadlock my
machine, though.  Under what conditions could this happen (and how likely
is it to occur)? 


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