Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84833
Make X server have configurable nice level
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:30 EDT
Add config file option and commandline option to X server to control
the Xserver's nice/priority level.
This is needed in order to improve interactive performance of the server,
since everything using Xft/RENDER combination now slows down things somewhat.
I've got a patch half written to add this support. Just need to finish the
final touches off and test.
This feature would solve various interactivity complaints, eg. the one described
As mentioned in IRC a while ago.... I don't track every change to the
kernel, so there's no way I'd have known that without someone telling me.
Still leaving it open for consideration for future if warranted.
Ping of curiousity for the kernel folk...
Is this feature still considered worthy of implementation, or is the common
concensus now that this is something the kernel should deal with in the
I believe the conclusions everyone came to in email/IRC about this,
was that the 2.6.x kernel, and later 2.4.x kernels have solved the
interactivity problem, and renicing the X server is unnecessary and
not wanted anymore.
Closing as WONTFIX