[LAU] The Many Ways of Pam Limits...

Gabriel M. Beddingfield gabriel at teuton.org
Mon Jul 20 08:35:14 EDT 2009

On Mon, 20 Jul 2009, Paul Davis wrote:
> presumably some distros believe that their version of limits.conf
> should accomadate this kind of misconception. i don't think that
> limits.conf should be specifying a nice value, at least not in
> connection with audio/music applications that inherently need realtime
> scheduling.

limits.conf doesn't _specify_ a nice value.  Instead, it limits the 
range that the user can set (e.g. 'nice -n -10 emacs').

Most default installs won't let a normal user set a nice value below 0. 
If you change limits.conf, they are capable of setting lower nice 
values... but by default still starts with nice==0.


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