Ian R. Brown wrote:
… it is given a further boost and the other apps are reduced to their minimum requirements.…
two blind men discuss colour …
a) does it boost noticeable? I asked my Unix-experts on my German board, as soon as I get a reply, I'll post here
b) if one task gets a higher prio than another - the other gets slower - is that what we want?
c) afaik, the engineers of an app define the priority of a task - there are time-critical ones and others - to fumble this fragile orchestra could in a mess .......-
d) finally: as long as I use FCPX, it is listed as #1 in Activity Monitor - is there any higher prio than 1?
(perhaps yes …)
so, feedback from my UNIX-Geeks:
shouldn't have any NOTICEABLE effect.
renice is mostly used to slow down other processes, therefor to offer another task more air to breath.
example was given: while ripping a DVD (oh, those nasty UNIX-geeks!), the ripper gets a lower priority, while you're editing = editing smooth, ripping takes 5min longer ..........