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What: /sys/kernel/uids/<uid>/cpu_shares
Date: December 2007, finally removed in kernel v2.6.34-rc1
Contact: Dhaval Giani <>
Srivatsa Vaddagiri <>
The /sys/kernel/uids/<uid>/cpu_shares tunable is used
to set the cpu bandwidth a user is allowed. This is a
proportional value. What that means is that if there
are two users logged in, each with an equal number of
shares, then they will get equal CPU bandwidth. Another
example would be, if User A has shares = 1024 and user
B has shares = 2048, User B will get twice the CPU
bandwidth user A will. For more details refer