Originally Posted by chrism01
I'd write a custom program to test it.
A music player (like any prog) may be i/o bound on reading from disk; it will also be i/o bound on playing... you don't want the Minuet Waltz in 15 sec
(a musical joke)
You can certainly raise (if root) the priority of a process via nice or equiv kernel fn.
Some cpu intensive calculation ryt? like calculating PI or can you point to any other good example..
Assuming a process is not i/o bound and have root permissions will nice give more CPU cycles to a process?? what are the chances of getting and not getting more CPU cycles and under what situations?
Asking for curiosity is there any other way(not using nice) to give more CPU cycles to a process(non i/o bound process)?