[LAU] changing for editing /etc/security/limits.conf in debian testing (ubuntu lucid)

Jeremy jeremy at autostatic.com
Fri Mar 5 08:46:15 EST 2010

On 03/05/2010 02:24 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 8:13 AM, Jeremy <jeremy at autostatic.com> wrote:
>> On 03/05/2010 02:09 PM, Pablo Fernandez wrote:
>>> I wonder about the nice value. It is there but commented out.
>>> jackaudio.org <http://jackaudio.org> don't even mention it. What is it for?
>>> Cheers! Pablo
>> Hello Pablo,
>> It's to 'renice' (prioritise) processes. But since prioritising
>> processes with rtprio works better the nice setting is not necessary
>> anymore afaik.
> not pick on you jeremy, just wanting to make it more likely that
> people find this via google: .... no! renice has NEVER been the right
> way to make audio work. the fact that it happens, in a few cases, to
> have some beneficial impact has apparently misled some people who
> don't understand how this all works. nice and renice have absolutely
> nothing to do with making sure that audio plays correctly. the
> capability that they represent should not be used for this purpose,
> and people who spread around patches to limits.conf that include it
> are simply confusing people with an error.
> --p

Hello Paul,

No problem, I already chose generic wording because I knew nice wasn't
necessary, but not exactly why. Now it's all clear. Thanks!


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