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SubjectRe: [patch 1/1] cpufreq_conservative/ondemand: invert meaning of 'ignore nice'
On Mon, 21 Nov 2005, Alexander Clouter wrote:

> The use of the 'ignore_nice' sysfs file is confusing to anyone using it. This
> removes the sysfs file 'ignore_nice' and in its place creates a
> 'ignore_nice_load' entry which defaults to '1'; meaning nice'd processes are
> not counted towards the 'business' calculation.
> WARNING: this obvious breaks any userland tools that expected ignore_nice' to
> exist, to draw attention to this fact it was concluded on the mailing list
> that the entry should be removed altogether so the userland app breaks and so
> the author can build simple to detect workaround. Having said that it seems
> currently very few tools even make use of this functionality; all I could
> find was a Gentoo Wiki entry.
> Signed-off-by: Alexander Clouter <>

Great. I get to rewrite my initscript for the ondemand governor to
test for yet another kernel version, and write a 0 to yet another sysfs
file, just so that any compile I start in an xterm on my desktop box can
make the processor work for its living.

Just what have you cpufreq guys got against nice'd processes ? It's
enough to drive a man to powernowd ;)

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce
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