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    fairly kernel strangeness

    I thought the normal linux kernel fairly gave time laps to each processus; but so, how is it possible that it happens Firefox and its plugins to get 100% of processor(if 100 processus are loaded, it shouldn't overpass 1% of processor)?

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    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
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    May 2004
    Harrow, UK
    The kernel is not fair! Jobs can be prioritised. I don't know how Firefox does it, but there is a command called nice which alters the priority of a job so that it can get more or less core time than it would otherwise be entitled to.

    You can use nice to downgrade a non-urgent job of your own (make it nicer!) but only root can upgrade a job.
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