renice confuses nice value with priority

Bug #938390 reported by Serhiy Zahoriya on 2012-02-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

In the manual page and it the option name renice refers to nice value as to "scheduling priority". While according to
$ info coreutils 'nice invocation'
   A niceness should not be confused with a scheduling priority, which
lets applications determine the order in which threads are scheduled to
run. Unlike a priority, a niceness is merely advice to the scheduler,
which the scheduler is free to ignore.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: bsdutils 1:2.19.1-2ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-16.29-generic 3.0.20
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-16-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Feb 22 06:11:11 2012
SourcePackage: util-linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Serhiy Zahoriya (xintx-ua) wrote :
Matt Fischer (mfisch) on 2012-02-22
Changed in util-linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in util-linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
affects: util-linux (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → New

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

apport-collect 938390

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Serhiy Zahoriya (xintx-ua) wrote :

Since it's not a malfunction but design issue (it confusing users, not the system) and therefore doesn't need logs I will change the status to Confirmed.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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