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Old 12-21-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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Question Starting a program with Nice value < 0 as a non-root user

I have some games that seem to benefit from being renice'ed (as in, the "renice" command) to a negative "nice" value. However, to do so I have to fire up a root login.

I'm about ready to write a renice wrapper to be run setuid root which can search for the games in the output of the "ps" command and renice them accordingly, but I feel like I must be re-inventing a wheel.

Is there an existing way to let users launch certain programs with negative "nice" values, or re-nice them to negative "nice" values, without root privileges?
Old 12-21-2014, 11:51 PM   #2
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Only root or user from wheelers group can set nice value less than zero. Other users can only change it to above zero.


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