I'm not even sure what the problem is, but I'm talking about the kernel attack described here. Down this list of comments somebody asked about renicing the process. The trick didn't improve the situation (the machine still runs in a very sluggish fashion) and the replying comment says something about kernel space vs user space.
First of, is the replying comment correct? If so, why does renice work for things in user space and not for things in kernel space? Also, according to what I read, all programs that a user starts emself should be in user space, what did I miss?
If it is incorrect, then why doesn't renice improve the situation?