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Bug 218332 - setpriority() should apply to the process and not the task
Summary: setpriority() should apply to the process and not the task
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: 427887
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-12-04 18:45 UTC by James Antill
Modified: 2008-02-08 04:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-02-08 04:25:20 UTC

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Description James Antill 2006-12-04 18:45:43 UTC
Description of problem:

 SuS3 says:

The nice value set with setpriority() shall be applied to the process. If the
process is multi-threaded, the nice value shall affect all system scope threads
in the process.


 However this doesn't happen, the kernel just changes the priority of a single
task. I saw this with beagled-helper.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

% uname -a
Linux 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 #1 SMP Fri Nov 10 12:45:28 EST 2006 i686
athlon i386 GNU/Linux

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use renice command on multi-threaded application.

Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2008-01-08 01:52:33 UTC
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state)


I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt
to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.

I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer

Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently
Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no further information lodged.

Thanks for using Fedora!

Comment 2 Jon Stanley 2008-02-08 04:25:20 UTC
Per the previous comment in this bug, I am closing it as INSUFFICIENT_DATA,
since no information has been lodged for over 30 days.

Please re-open this bug or file a new one if you can provide the requested data,
and thanks for filing the original report!

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