Users and setpriority()

Craig Reyenga creyenga at
Wed Apr 9 06:07:07 PDT 2003

First on topic post!

Currently, setpriority() doesn't allow non- uid 0 users to use a nice value
above 0. If you set "priority" in /etc/login.conf to a higher value, all you
are doing is making every stinking process on the system run at that value
initially, which is a disaster. My question is: Is there, or will there be a
facility to allow certain non-root users to set higher/raise nice values?
This would be a dream for desktop machines where there is essentially one
user, because that user could have a non-zero uid, and control of process


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