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Extra low priority processes in linux?

On Linux processes have "nice" values ranging from -20 to 19. I wish I could assign even lower priority like 100 so that "background work" will yield as much as possible to other process but still ...
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Nicing processes and unresponsive computers

I've a of process running on a machine. The machines are 6-core hyperthreaded for an effective total of 12 cores and the process takes 400% of the cpu so 4 cores. I niced the process to +19 for a ...
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Order of process execution

I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the way this would work. I have a question in a quiz for which I'm trying to figure out the solution, but I'm a bit confused about some details. The question ...
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Changing Windows process priority via command line

I want to change Windows process priority via command line. How can I do that?
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Automatically starting a child process with 'High' priority?

My computer running Windows 7 is getting old, and Flash content stutters a bit too much. I am finding that elevating the priority of the plugin process helps a lot. I know of the /high switch to ...
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Change GPU priority of a process under Windows

Is it possible to change the GPU priority of a certain process under Windows 7 (and older versions if possible)? Changing the CPU priority doesn't seem to have any effect on the GPU usage. I have a ...
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Why I can decrease the process's priority by using nice() function with a typical user permission(except ROOT) in linux?

As I understand every user in linux can change the every process's priority by using nice and renice commands. Also I know that the all users just can increase the priority of processes and the only ...
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Let task explorer always run with realtime priority

I have replaced task manager by process explorer from sysinternals. I would like this to always run at realtime, so that I can easily get it open when my system is really slow. I have noticed that it ...
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Set process priority to High: Dangerous?

I have read that setting something to realtime is a big no-no, so I am not going to do that. But I do have an application that I need to make sure always has the highest priority on my system as it ...
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Dedicate IO priority to a process [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change I/O priority of a process or thread in Win7? On Windows (7 in this case) it's possible to dedicate CPU priority to a process to make it go faster. In most ...
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Program broke after changing its process priority?

I just want to know how to recover from the changes that I made on a particular program which used to work just fine but after I changed it's priority from normal to high it's no longer working. To ...
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renice-ing Xorg for slow computers; will I expect an increase in responsiveness?

I love my netbook, but unfortunately it can struggle to perform under a heavy load. Changing windows, moving the mouse etc can have considerable lag. If I set the nice value on Xorg to default to ...
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What is the logic behind Linux nice values?

Wouldn't it be nice if nice values in Linux were switched: -20 = low priority +20 = high priority $ renice -p +5 # would get more CPU time and $ renice -p -5 # less Why was it selected to be ...
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How to permanently “renice” a process on Mac OS X (or iOS, etc)?

I use a nice (free) process manager called ATMonitor for Mac OS X that has a lot of cool hidden features, one of which is being able to click on a running process and set the "renice" from +20 (less ...
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How to change I/O priority of a process or thread in Win7?

Process Explorer is able to show the effective IO priority of a given thread, but not change it. Seeing as IO priority support is a comparatively new feature, most programs don't set their own IO ...
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Save processes priority settings?

Is there anyway to save the processes priority settings in Windows 7 instead of opening the task manager in every session and doing it manually?
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How can I tell Windows to always start certain binaries with low priority?

I want to demote the priority of a number of processes that are auto-started on my corporate XP machine. Is there a way that I can tell WinXP to always start a binary with low priority?
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How can I change the priority of a Windows service process?

I would like to run the Windows Desktop Search indexer at below normal priority. When I try to set this via task manager, I get 'Access is denied'. Is there a way to remove whatever restrictions are ...
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Is there any way to set the priority of a process in Mac OS X?

I have a background process running at 100% CPU on Mac OS X. All other applications are very slow because of it. I'd like to set this process to take no more than 50% so that my applications can run ...