[LTP] [PATCH] syscalls/getpriority01: exclude default priority check for PRIO_USER.

Cyril Hrubis chrubis@suse.cz
Tue Nov 22 10:37:42 CET 2016

> >> The current user priority is various when testing,
> >> we should not check it as default value.
> > 
> > What system does this happen on? It should probably be mentioned in the
> > commit message.
> It happens on Fedora20, RHEL5.11GA, RHEL6.8GA, RNEL7.3GA, testing returns
> -20 and -11 for PRIO_USER as root and nobody respectively.

Hmm, are you sure that this is not a bug? Since -20 is the highest
priority for a process, it does not make much sense to run all root
processes like that.

Also the nice value gets inherited via fork, so it may be that if you
are connecting to the machine via ssh the ssh process gets priority so
that the machine stays responsive even under load, which is inherited by
the shell and then inherited by the test. But even then the -20 sounds
a bit too much.

Cyril Hrubis

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