Users and setpriority()

Craig Reyenga creyenga at
Wed Apr 9 06:11:27 PDT 2003

I am such a bonehead! I meant _BELOW_ zero!!

From: "Craig Reyenga" <creyenga at>
> First on topic post!
> Currently, setpriority() doesn't allow non- uid 0 users to use a nice
> above 0. If you set "priority" in /etc/login.conf to a higher value, all
> 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
> 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
> scheduling.
> -Craig


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