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The X server and nice()

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: The X server and nice()
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 15:43:38 +0100
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> > Well, that's a very subjective observation but on the same machine under
> > Linux, doing the same kind of operation (unpacking stuff), X looks much
> > more 'reactive' than what I actually noticed under the Hurd.
> I recall seeing "nice() failed" messages the last time I tried X under
> the Hurd, I think that's the reason for this. Try setting the X
> priority to the same value as all other processes imder GNU/Linux and
> start doing unpacking stuff. I'm sure you get the same behaviour.

I remember seeing this message also. Might be the reason why X is generally
quite slow. Thanks for the trick! ;) But why would nice be broken?


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