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    Default All applications are running at a nice value of 19

    All my applications seem to be running at nice of 19 except bash and daemons which are running at 0. My understanding is that the default nice value is either 0 or 10 (forget which) but not 19.

    Ran search in /etc/sysconfig/ editor and no results for "nice" and looked at the bashrc files and again no lines contain "nice".

    Any ideas? Pretty darn sure it wasn't always this way, but no idea when it changed.

    11.3 and kde4.6

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    Default Re: All applications are running at a nice value of 19

    Weird, what about your .profile and .bashrc?

    I guess that makes you a very nice person.

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    Default Re: All applications are running at a nice value of 19

    no .profile, .bashrc fine as is bashrc.local
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    Default Re: All applications are running at a nice value of 19

    update:

    This is for all apps, not just kde (gnome, java, other).

    Apps started from konsole window are started at nice of 0, which is what bash runs at

    Restarted kde and the same (restarted by way of init 1, intit 5 as I just didn't want to reboot).

    Tried as second user and same.
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    Default Re: All applications are running at a nice value of 19

    On 2011-02-27 14:06, google01103 wrote:
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    > update:
    >
    > This is for all apps, not just kde (gnome, java, other).


    I would look for changed files in /etc, including sysconfig. Probably one
    of them tells the default nice value (19 is the maximum).

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    Default Re: All applications are running at a nice value of 19

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-02-27 14:06, google01103 wrote:
    >
    > update:
    >
    > This is for all apps, not just kde (gnome, java, other).


    I would look for changed files in /etc, including sysconfig. Probably one
    of them tells the default nice value (19 is the maximum).

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    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)
    used kfind to find all occurrences of nice in /etc and found nothing that could do this (of course I could have missed it but .........)
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    Default Re: All applications are running at a nice value of 19

    On 2011-02-27 14:06, google01103 wrote:
    > This is for all apps, not just kde (gnome, java, other).
    >
    > Apps started from konsole window are started at nice of 0, which is
    > what bash runs at
    >
    > Restarted kde and the same (restarted by way of init 1, intit 5 as I
    > just didn't want to reboot).
    >
    > Tried as second user and same.


    Could you post the output of 'ps -eo pid,ppid,user,nice,command'?
    It might be helpful to see what processes have niceness of 19...


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    Default Re: All applications are running at a nice value of 19

    results of 'ps -eo pid,ppid,user,nice,command', user account only

    Code:
      2147  9462 user     0 ps -eo pid,ppid,user,nice,command
     2148  9462 user     0 /bin/bash
     3649     1 user     0 /usr/lib/gam_server
     9158  9135 user     0 /bin/sh /usr/bin/startkde
     9211  9158 user     0 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /bin/bash /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
     9289     1 user     0 dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session
     9290     1 user     0 /bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session
     9298     1 user    19 kdeinit4: kdeinit4 Running...
     9299  9298 user    19 kdeinit4: klauncher [kdeinit] --fd=9
     9301     1 user    19 kdeinit4: kded4 [kdeinit]
     9305     1 user    19 kdeinit4: kglobalaccel [kdeinit]
     9307     1 user    19 kdeinit4: kwalletd [kdeinit]
     9311  9158 user     0 kwrapper4 ksmserver
     9312  9298 user    19 kdeinit4: ksmserver [kdeinit]
     9314  9312 user    19 kwin -session 10d8dc7263000129778960600000059360000_1297813886_55766
     9321     1 user    19 /usr/bin/kactivitymanagerd
     9325     1 user    19 /usr/bin/knotify4
     9328     1 user    19 kdeinit4: krunner [kdeinit]
     9329     1 user    19 kdeinit4: plasma-desktop [kdeinit]
     9334     1 user    19 /usr/bin/lancelot
     9337     1 user     0 /usr/bin/akonadi_control
     9340  9337 user     0 akonadiserver
     9342  9340 user     0 /usr/sbin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/user/.local/share/akonadi//mysql.conf --datadir=/home/user/.local/share/akonadi/db_data/ --socket=/home/user/.local/share/akonadi/socket-circus/mysql.socket
     9357  9337 user     0 /usr/bin/akonadi_maildir_resource --identifier akonadi_maildir_resource_0
     9359  9337 user     0 /usr/bin/akonadi_maildispatcher_agent --identifier akonadi_maildispatcher_agent
     9360  9337 user     0 /usr/bin/akonadi_nepomuk_calendar_feeder --identifier akonadi_nepomuk_calendar_feeder
     9361  9337 user     0 /usr/bin/akonadi_nepomuk_contact_feeder --identifier akonadi_nepomuk_contact_feeder
     9378     1 user     0 /usr/bin/nepomukserver
     9392     1 user     0 /usr/bin/kuiserver
     9394  9329 user    19 ksysguardd
     9403     1 user    19 kdeinit4: kaccess [kdeinit]
     9415  9298 user    19 kdeinit4: kio_http_cache_cleaner [kdeinit]
     9425     1 user    19 /usr/bin/konversation -session 10d8dc7263000129778964600000059360015_1297813882_823512
     9427     1 user    19 kdeinit4: kmix [kdeinit] -session 10d8dc7263000129778964900000059360018_1297813882_841260
     9432     1 user    19 /usr/bin/kalarm -session 10d8dc7263000129778967900000059360022_1297813882_788439
     9433  9298 user    19 /usr/bin/gkrellm --sm-client-id 10d8dc7263000129778974000000059360025
     9445     1 user    19 kdeinit4: konsole [kdeinit] -session 10d8dc7263000129779027600000059360034_1297813882_788566
     9446  9298 user    19 kdeinit4: kate [kdeinit] -session 10d8dc7263000129779604500000059360038_1297813882_788652
     9448     1 user    19 kdeinit4: dolphin [kdeinit] -session 10d8dc7263000129779903400000059360056_1297813882_788729
     9449  9298 user    19 /usr/bin/clementine -session 10d8dc7263000129780372800000059360061_1297813882_789102
     9451  9445 user     0 /bin/bash
     9462  9445 user     0 /bin/bash
     9499     1 user     0 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gdu-volume-monitor
     9501     1 user     0 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd
     9509     1 user     0 /usr/lib/gvfs//gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/user/.gvfs
     9512     1 user     0 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-afc-volume-monitor
     9517     1 user     0 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
     9742  9298 user    19 /usr/bin/kpat -session 10d8dc7263000129781299900000059360075_1297813882_788456
     9743  9298 user    19 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/fusion-icon
     9748  9298 user    19 pan
     9750  9298 user    19 /usr/bin/freepopsd
     9752     1 user    19 /usr/local/bin/recollindex -m
     9763  9298 user    19 python /usr/bin/printer-applet
     9767     1 user    19 /usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/polkit-kde-authentication-agent-1
     9770     1 user    19 kdeinit4: klipper [kdeinit]
    13140  9298 user    19 /usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesu -c yast --gtk sw_single
    13142     1 user    19 /usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesud
    13156 13142 user    19 /usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesud
    16086  9298 user    19 kdeinit4: ksysguard [kdeinit]
    16088 16086 user    19 ksysguardd
    26517  9298 user    19 /usr/lib/opera/opera
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    Default Re: All applications are running at a nice value of 19

    That output sure looks suspiciously all processes related to KDE so I might suspect the KDE version you're running. Maybe anyone else running later KDE versions can also post the top 10 lines or so of TOP (nice values are listed).

    Am running 11.3/KDE 4.4.4 and as noted practically everything has a NICE value of zero (absolute neutral). I do believe that for Workstations that re-nicing desktop app processes to somewhere between -15 and -19 should be beneficial, I myself sometimes find I have to "promote" a specified application to -20 (that's the maximum, not -19). Note that a value of -19 still allows one to configura an incremental higher priority.

    Tony

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    Default Re: All applications are running at a nice value of 19

    On 2011-02-27 19:11, mrg wrote:

    > Could you post the output of 'ps -eo pid,ppid,user,nice,command'?
    > It might be helpful to see what processes have niceness of 19...


    With "-f" you should see the parent.

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