WG15 Defect Report Ref: 9945-2-84
Topic: renice -n

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


Last update: 1997-05-20



	Topic:			renice -n
	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 renice as
outlined in ISO/IEC 9945-2:1993, section 5.24.

The synopsis of renice indicates that the -n increment option is
optional when using the "non-obsolescent" command line, but
nowhere is the behaviour of renice described when no increment is
provided.  How should renice behave when no increment is

I recommend that it be made clear that the default increment
value is implementation defined.

WG15 response for 9945-2:1993

The standard does not speak to this issue, and as such 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