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SubjectRe: [RFD] 'nice' attribute for executable files
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Wiktor <victorjan@poczta.onet.pl> writes:

> max renice ulimit is quite good idea, but it allows to change nice of
> *any* process user has permissions to. it could be implemented also,
> but the idea of 'nice' file attribute is to allow *only* some process
> be run with lower nice. what's more, that nice would be *always* the
> same (at process startup)!

It can be done entirely in userspace, if you want it. Just hack your
shell to examine some extended attribute of your choice, and adjust
the nice value before executing files. Then arrange to have the shell
run with a negative nice value. This can be easily accomplished with
a simple wrapper, only for the shell.

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Måns Rullgård
mru@inprovide.com

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