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Old 07-24-2006, 12:48 AM   #1
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Allow User to Set Priority


Is there a way to allow a non-root user to set the priority of a program?
 
Old 07-24-2006, 01:09 AM   #2
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Is there a way to allow a non-root user to set the priority of a program?
A regular user can decrease priorty (increase "niceness") but not increase it for his own processes. Take a look at the nice and renice commands. I believe a normal user can also do this from within the top command.

You can also give a normal user the ability to run renice as root in the sudoers file. Whether that is a good idea is another question.

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Old 07-24-2006, 01:10 AM   #3
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try sudo, maybe?
 
Old 07-24-2006, 01:11 AM   #4
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Only to decrease them ... no sys-admin in their right mind will allow an
ordinary user to hog CPU. If you set your mind to it you could probably
come up with a cunning sudoers entry, but I wouldn't recommend it. In the
end you'll have two users both trying to get -19 and the machine won't be
very snappy for anyone.


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Old 07-24-2006, 01:16 AM   #5
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Well, accurate sudoers entry allows to set, say only 20 through -7. And maybe the situation discussed is on the box with no simultaneous logins.
 
  


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