problems with Nice and Dump in FreeBSD 6.1-Current (Stable-#5)

Brian McKeon mckeon_brian at
Fri Jun 30 13:33:26 UTC 2006

I've been having some issues using nice...

I usually setup a system building script to automate
things when I go out or to sleep. something along
these lines...

echo "cd /usr/sys; make clean && make buildworld &&
make buildkernel" > /root/makeme; chmod u+x

then I would under rel_5 just type 
nice -n -20 /root/makeme

under Rel_6 this gives a "incorrectly formed number
error" more or less according the the man pages this
should be valid as they basically give this as an

Then with Dump...

It seems to hit the fan with large filesystems, and
this seems new to rel_6 at least in my experience. I
can dump my root and var systems correctly but my usr
file system never works, gives errors during restore,
but comeplete the dump. I've been tarring things up
lateley, probably will keep dumping to just the root
system and tar var once I have websites on it.


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