About nice(1), renice(8) and ULE scheduler

Jordi Espasa Clofent jespasac at minibofh.org
Fri Jan 15 13:54:07 UTC 2010

HI all,

I've realized that the nice(1) code hasn't been modified for a long time 
(last code change seems from 4 years ago according the sources).

¿Is the nice(1) behaviour the expected? I mean, ¿Has been the ULE 
scheduler adapted to nice(1) command or not?

nice(1) is a very old command based on old concepts and created in times 
when SMP didn't exist. So ¿it works correctly when a modern an 
re-designed scheduler as ULE is used?

Maybe I have to read again this paper:

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that 
brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass 
over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner 
eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only 
I will remain.

Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear.

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