Re: what's this "nice" unix thing? I'm a sysadmin...

Dave Ahn (
Fri, 23 May 1997 17:46:24 -0400 (EDT)

> I'd especially like info pertaining to IRIX. I've had no trouble with
> the Solaris client, but the IRIX client has been somewhat more reluctant
> to relinquish the CPU at times...

man npri
On SGI's, nice is a "subset" of npri. Using npri is much more effective
in guaranteeing the allocation of only unused cycles to a low priority

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