Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99114
System monitor gives incorrect message when attempting to renice process to higher priority
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
When you (as nonroot) attempt to renice a process using the gnome system
monitor, and you are attempting to lower the nice number (i.e. raise the
priority), and the process already had nice > 0, the message it gives you is
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose a process with nice > 0. (I tested with nice = 19)
2. Click Edit -> Change Priority, and choose a lower priority, but still > 0.
3. Read the password prompt message.
Actual Results: The password prompt informed me "You must be root to renice a
process lower than 0". However, I wasn't attempting to renice it lower than 0, I
was attempting to renice it from 19 to 10.
Expected Results: Prompt should read "You must be root to lower the nice number
of a process" or "You must be root to increase the priority of a process". Or,
if the text is in fact correct, it shouldn't prompt you in the first place.
Needs fixing on gnome.org level so it can be translated.
Being tracked upstream at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=123268