On Sunday, 2010-05-09, David Baron wrote: > On Tuesday 04 May 2010 20:00:56 David Baron wrote: > > I still have not gotten to the root of this very annoying problem. > > > > In the earliest KDE4 versions, stuff started up at the normal default > > nice of 0 (priority 20). I had a renice script to get all those akonadi > > daemons niced out of the way so kde4 would be usable. > > > > One version (4.2.*) had stuff starting at 0, priority 40 (did not know > > there was such an animal) but it played nicely. > > > > After that, it seems, everything of kde4's menus, desktop icons, anything > > it spawns is being niced to 19. This renders kde4 unusable. So my renicer > > script sets plasma-desktop, kmail and several of the core utilities back > > to 0 so I can use it. But this workaround is no answer. > > > > I have no idea why this is going on. Any ideas? > > and actually, the KDE process start out properly at 0/20. A top running in > a konsole or yakuake will show them being switched to 19/39 after a short > time!! After this, anything spawned by KDE will have 19/39. Commands typed > into the konsole will be 0/20. > > What might do this? Which KDE process determines what .desktop clicks get > niced? Might workaround by renicing that one to 0 immediately. I am not aware of any KDE functionality that would renice stuff. Maybe something external is renicing kdeinit4 which forks most other processes or klauncher. > Also, this apparently does not effect other users. Interesting. Maybe some kind of script in that user's $PATH? Or something from $HOME/.kde/env? Cheers, Kevin
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