JonPeirce jon at
Tue Jul 14 12:28:19 CEST 2009

Note that with os.nice you can only *decrease* priority. For increasing
priority you need to run;
os.system("sudo renice -n %s %s" % (new_nice, os.getpid()))
or simply set the nice level when you run python in the first place (you do
also need sudo for this):
sudo nice -n -15 python

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