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controlling priority of applications using cgroups

I would like to understand cgroups better and would like to understand the use-cases for applying cgroups. Are cgroups a good way for prioritizing different applications (i.e, giving higher priority ...
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Why can't I use renice to increase a process' nice value?

From man renice: Users other than the super-user may only alter the priority of processes they own, and can only monotonically increase their ``nice value'' (for security reasons) within the ...
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What does a niceness value of (-) mean?

According to the man page, and wikipedia; nice ranges from -20 to 20. Yet when I run the following command, I find some processes have a non numerical value such as (-). See the sixth column from ...
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How do I view the IO priority of a process?

How can I view the IO priority of a process? like to see for example if something has been ionice-ed.
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Why have the notion of 'nice'?

I know what 'nice' is and how it maps to priority, this is not the question. Linux priorities range from 0-139. 0-99 is real time, 100-139 is user space. Nice maps onto priority: -20 → 100 0 → 120 ...