[Bug 891096] [NEW] boinc does not use low-priority processes

mokabar 891096 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Nov 16 11:15:54 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:

boinc seems to run its jobs with a niceness of 19 as user `boinc'.

when i am running 4 processes (gcc) on a 4-core machine at a niceness of
5, i'd expect the boinc process to be idle (because it has a lower
niceness). but in fact the boinc process takes one full CPU, while the
user jobs are restricted to the other CPUs. it seems that the scheduler
interprets the niceness not globally, but per-user (maybe related to

iac, it would be great, if this could be addressed.

** Affects: boinc (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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