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The Linux scheduler is a preemptive, priority-based algorithm with two separate priority ranges: a real-time range from 0 to 99 and a nice value ranging from −20 to 19. Smaller nice values indicate higher priorities. Thus, by increasing the nice value, you are decreasing your priority and being “nice” to the rest of the system.


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