Bug 88415 - nice doesn't nice
nice doesn't nice
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-04-09 19:07 EDT by Scott Otterson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:46 EDT
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Description Scott Otterson 2003-04-09 19:07:28 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020913

Description of problem:
There's no way to make nice give a process a nice level of 19.  I've
tried all of the flags on the nice manpage and all of them either don't work, or
complain that I'm using a badly formed nice number.  "Don't work" means that the
process is still at nice zero after running nice.

I don't know if this bug is with the kernel or what but it's at least a
documentation bug.

Anyway, running nice without specifying a number results in a level 4. 
Is that as good as 19, these days?

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
nice -n 19 <program>
nice --adjustment=19 <program>
nice -19 <program>

Actual Results:  top shows the program at nice 0

Expected Results:  program should be at nice 19latest kernel patch

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Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:46 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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