[RC5] nice=0

Matthew Dobrindt dobrindt at niagara.com
Sat Mar 28 21:07:06 EST 1998


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>Here's the situation:  When a system is idle (win32, unix, or any 
other preemptive system), the client set at nice=0 (which 
>will equal the maximum amount of niceness possible) WILL get all 
processor time IF the system is idle.  If, for whatever 
>reason, you are set at nice=0 and losing speed, this is because some 
other program is running on your system, such as 
>netscape/findfast/etc.  The real solution is not to set nice=2. but 
rather to find the other program and kill it (nicely, of 
>course.)  ^^^^^^^^


I've found that findfast on Win95 can be responsible for a 
significant drop in key rate, especially at nice=0. I disabled that 
beast long ago (comes with Office97 for those who are curious).


Matthew Dobrindt
Koan Information Systems
dobrindt at niagara.com
http://www.niagara.com/~dobrindt

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