The anacron scheduler starts the yum-cron utility with the "nice" value of 10. This caused Yum's RPM transactions to run at very low priority level. Also, any updated service inherited this "nice" value, which influenced the system behavior. This update adds the "reset_nice" configuration option, which allows Yum to reset the "nice" value to 0 before running an RPM transaction. With this option set, Yum's RPM transactions run at normal priority level so that updated services are restarted with normal priority as expected.