WG15 Defect Report Ref: 9945-2-83
Topic: renice

This is an approved interpretation of 9945-2:1993.


Last update: 1997-05-20



	Topic:			renice
	Relevant Sections:	5.24

Defect Report:

Date: Fri, 11 Nov 1994 12:08:33 -0500
From: "David J. Fiander" <davidf@mks.com>

I request an interpretation of the behaviour of the renice
command as described in ISO/IEC. 9945-2:1993, section 5.24.

The standard, and obsolescent command line forms can result in an
ambiguity regarding which synopsis line to use.  The command line

	renice 4 5 6

may be a "new" synopsis invocation, requesting that the processes
4, 5, and 6 be reniced by the default increment, or it may be an
obsolescent invocation, requesting that processes 5 and 6 have
their nice values set to 4.  How should this ambiguity be

I recommend giving priority to the "new" format, i.e. processes
4, 5, and 6 will all have their nice values incremented by the
default nice increment.

WG15 response for 9945-2:1993

The standard is unclear on this issue, and no conformance distinction can
be made between alternative implementations based on this.  This is being
referred to the sponsor.


Forwarded to Interpretations group: 12 Nov 94
Response received: Feb 10 1995
Proposed Resoln forwarded: 13th Feb 1995
Finalised: March 28th 1995