I use a nice (free) process manager called ATMonitor for Mac OS X that has a lot of cool hidden features... one of which is being able to click on a running process.. and set the "renice" from +20 (less priority) to -20 (highest priority).

The best part.... it sticks between restarts... SO you want XYZ to get full attention all the time.. you set it once and it's done...

I want to do the same thing (renice a process) on an iPad running a particular daemon.. But it might as well be a Debian Server, if that retards any flames for posting this question here... and I don't know how to set a renice permanently.

I can do it once, and it works fine... But the setting is lost on a reboot. I read somewhere..

Now, as for permanently resetting the priority of a process, this can't be done directly. You can fake it, however, with a shell script that starts the app and then immediately renice's it. Give that script a ".command" extension and it will be double-clickable in the GUI. Not very elegant, but it gets the job done.

But as it says.. not very elegant, and I dont think this is how ATMonitor does it....

How do I set a permanent renice level, per executable binary, independent of it's PID, when, how or why it was launched?


Why not write another daemon that patrols the process table and renices processes based on their image name? This is probably how atMonitor does it.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.