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

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 09:29:33 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 7:35 AM, Gabriel M.
Beddingfield<gabriel at teuton.org> wrote:
> 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.

I believe Paul meant "should not specify a lower than normal nice
limit".  You were discussing limits.conf, after all.  He knows that
does not change the default nice value of 0.

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