Subject: Re: Nice 20 process running despite needed CPU time
To: Bjoern Labitzke <>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/02/2000 02:54:01
On 957225444 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Bjoern Labitzke wrote:
>To summarize: Processes with a nice value of 20 don't get CPU cycles, if 
>processes with values <=0 need them, _unless_ one or more processes with a
>value between 1 and 18 are using cycles as well.
>It seems to me, that this behaviour is not correct. If it is the intended
>behaviour, the setpriority man page should be changed appropriatly. Or do I
>miss something?

I tried this with busy loops on alpha and I couldn't reproduce your results,
are you sure that lame isn't being niced to 4 because of its accumulated CPU

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