On Fri, May 28, 1999 at 10:57:55PM +1200, Matthew Gregan wrote: > I was reading somewhere recently that you should run X with a nice value > of -10... I can't remember which document I saw this in now, I think it > was one of the X setup HOWTOs. ISTR it is in the XFree86 FAQ, possibly among other places. > Well, I have a couple of questions: > > 1) Is this changing of the nice value considered a good idea? For performance reasons, yes. I frankly don't know what all the issues are, but I personally wouldn't renice anything to be equal to or less than the swapper's priority (-12). I don't pretend that this principle is grounded in anything but the vaguest of reasoning, however. > 2) If I use XDM/WDM, how can I set the nice value of X? I can figure out > how I'd do it if I was starting X from the console, but I've no idea how > to do it from WDM. I always just fire up top from a root shell and renice it from there. -- G. Branden Robinson | It was a typical net.exercise -- a Debian GNU/Linux | screaming mob pounding on a greasy spot firstname.lastname@example.org | on the pavement, where used to lie the cartoon.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ | carcass of a dead horse.
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