Nice and renice



  • I just finished a module at LinuxAcademy that was about nice and renice. I understand the concept, where you're using those commands to set or change the priority of a process. For those who administer Linux systems regularly, how often do you find yourself using those tools to alter process priority? Is it something you find yourself adjusting often, or is it more often used when first designing, configuring, and tuning a system to have optimal performance?



  • Honestly I can't tell you the last time I used them. If stuff is misbehaving I just destroy and rebuild. Even physical, it's easier to just reprovision than to troubleshoot. Physical stuff can be rekickstarted in around 10 mins.



  • @eddiejennings said in Nice and renice:

    I just finished a module at LinuxAcademy that was about nice and renice. I understand the concept, where you're using those commands to set or change the priority of a process. For those who administer Linux systems regularly, how often do you find yourself using those tools to alter process priority? Is it something you find yourself adjusting often, or is it more often used when first designing, configuring, and tuning a system to have optimal performance?

    Those are things I learned about when in classes for IRIX, and over the past 20 years I think they've been needed once.



  • I have not use nice and renice for years now, so I don't use it.



  • About as often as you do in Windows via task manager... never.



  • I use them less than once every five years.